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Cory Booker's Food Stamp Challenge; American Olive Oil; Diet Climate

December 10, 2012

  • Newark Mayor Cory Booker decided to take on the "food stamp challenge." The challenge entails shopping within the budget of a person who receives SNAP benefits for one week. The average SNAP benefits for an individual in New Jersey is $133 a month, or about $33 per week. Booker has maintained his diet through meetings at swanky restaurants and bakeries. The challenge will end tomorrow.
  • About 98% of olive oil sold in the U.S. is imported, but our domestic olive oil industry is growing. Domestic produc

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