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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, 10:45 PM
 
Location: 39 20' 59"N / 75 30' 53"W
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Is that supposed to be funny? Sorry, I'm not amused at the moment. I'll try again tomorrow.
It wasn't meant to be funny and not to worrry, it wasn't intended for you, unless you're working for Miss Chloe's psychic network and spewing out comments about parasites.

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Old 10-13-2010, 10:52 PM
 
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I guess cigarettes and weed are food too.
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Old 10-14-2010, 06:46 AM
 
Location: Scott County, IA
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Agreed that alcohol can fuel your body (contains calories), therefore, is a food.

Who cares that it is age restricted. The government could start age restricting bananas, but they would still be a food.

I still agree that alcohol should not be allowed to be bought with food stamps.
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Old 10-14-2010, 07:54 AM
 
Location: The Hall of Justice
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Yes, it's a food. It's just not a healthy food.
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Old 10-14-2010, 11:06 AM
 
Location: NC, USA
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Is cigarette smoke 'air'?

(Actually though alcohol is a food because there is caloric value to it that can fuel your body)
In my experience, alcohol has done more to fuel absolute foolishness and inane activities than any other substance. One or two drinks is a way to relax, 8 or 10 is liquid stupidity.
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Old 10-14-2010, 12:35 PM
 
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Alcohol is NOT a food. Here is the truth. It is a drink just like soda therefore it SHOULD be able to be purchased with food stamps. Since it isn't, I think all sodas and other sugary drinks should also be banned from being bought with food stamps. Any diet soda with aspartame is much more dangerous than alcohol so this is not right.
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Old 10-14-2010, 01:00 PM
 
Location: Bradenton, Florida
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Agreed that alcohol can fuel your body (contains calories), therefore, is a food.

Who cares that it is age restricted. The government could start age restricting bananas, but they would still be a food.

I still agree that alcohol should not be allowed to be bought with food stamps.
They could, but they wouldn't because it (the banana) IS a food. Alcohol is a drug.

Hmm, someone mentioned caffeinated drinks--maybe they should require an ID on those too. "Sorry, you're not 21, you can't get that latte."
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Old 10-14-2010, 01:17 PM
 
Location: USA
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I cook with it all the time. But I'd have to say no, it's not a food. It has no nutritional value, except to forget about you have no money
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Old 10-15-2010, 06:35 PM
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
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Alcohol is a legal drug.....hardly food.
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Old 10-15-2010, 06:42 PM
 
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I don't consider alcohol a food. I know you can buy soda with foodstamps and I don't consider that food either.
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