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View Poll Results: Is alcohol classified as a food?
Yes, it is a food 9 15.25%
No, it is NOT a food 43 72.88%
Some other answer 7 11.86%
Voters: 59. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 10-13-2010, 10:22 AM
 
Location: 39 20' 59"N / 75 30' 53"W
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Its not a food, its a drink. Would soda be considered a food? No.
Non alcoholic drinks come under the title food for FDA.

U S Food and Drug Administration Home Page

Alcohol contains about 9,000 calories (9 Kcal) per gram. However, these calories do not provide any of the carbohydrates, protein, fat, vitamins or minerals needed to maintain body functions.
Alcohol's toxic effect on the gastrointestinal tract also promotes poor nutrition. Alcohol irritates the gut wall, leading to inflammation and ulceration. This can result in a poor absorption of nutrients and a maldigestive gastrointestinal tract.

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Old 10-13-2010, 10:22 AM
 
Location: FLG/PHX/MKE
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In this context it is not a food. Wine is made from grapes, but grape juice is not an intoxicant. That's the difference. I suspect that grape juice can be purchased using food stamps.
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Old 10-13-2010, 10:28 AM
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Wine and beer are certainly foods.

That does not mean that the parasites should be allowed to purchase alcohol with food stamps. They shouldn't even be allowed to purchase food.
The "parasites" should not even be allowed to purchase food? Let me guess - you're Christian, right? Let the children living in poverty just die from starvation, one less "leech" to worry about, right?

I am shocked to see this kind of cruelty in the food forum.
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Old 10-13-2010, 10:58 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Alcohol is a food in the same sense that sugar is a food. It contains nutrients.

However, the USDA, with good reason, had deemed that many people are likely to abuse the privilege of buying alcohol with food stamps. Since there are so many people who will consume meals quite often that consist of nothing but alcohol, and its nutritive value is is not very well balanced.
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Old 10-13-2010, 11:01 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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The "parasites" should not even be allowed to purchase food? Let me guess - you're Christian, right? Let the children living in poverty just die from starvation, one less "leech" to worry about, right?

I am shocked to see this kind of cruelty in the food forum.
And he calls the other guys terrorists!
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Old 10-13-2010, 11:08 AM
 
Location: 39 20' 59"N / 75 30' 53"W
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This is interesting.....

Is Beer Food? - BeerAdvocate
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Old 10-13-2010, 11:19 AM
 
Location: 39 20' 59"N / 75 30' 53"W
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Originally Posted by DontH8Me View Post
The "parasites" should not even be allowed to purchase food? Let me guess - you're Christian, right? Let the children living in poverty just die from starvation, one less "leech" to worry about, right?

I am shocked to see this kind of cruelty in the food forum.
Hey...Occupation, psychic consultant. What hypocrisy, It takes balls, thats all I'll say.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c3ABE3wvxzA
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Old 10-13-2010, 05:37 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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Hey...Occupation, psychic consultant. What hypocrisy, It takes balls, thats all I'll say.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c3ABE3wvxzA
Is that supposed to be funny? Sorry, I'm not amused at the moment. I'll try again tomorrow.

Alcohol is not a food, but it has calories. Some days, that's the most that folks can hope for.
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Old 10-13-2010, 06:34 PM
 
Location: SouthCentral Texas
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Wine and beer are certainly foods.

That does not mean that the parasites should be allowed to purchase alcohol with food stamps. They shouldn't even be allowed to purchase food.

kinda defeats the purpose of "Food Stamps"...dont ya think? what would you propose they purchase with "Food Stamps"?

Or did you mean...no food at all, not even with cash-money?
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Old 10-13-2010, 09:37 PM
 
Location: In San Antonio
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when use to push down hot wings or bbq, THEN YES
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