Nestle, Danone, Mars and Unilever are behind the new project.
Mispayments in the food stamp program are far more common than government administrators long believed.
The statewide prohibition reflects a new tactic by soda makers.
The move is part of a radical pitch to overhaul the federal bureaucracy.
The Apeel avocado is on sale at Costco. Lemons and asparagus could be next.
U.S. food companies are -- for the most part -- no longer allowed to use trans fat, a once-popular ingredient now blamed for tens of thousands of premature deaths.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention researchers found that people obtained nearly 1,300 calories per week from foods and beverages at work.
None involve going vegan.
Consumers are two to four times as likely to see in-store soda ads on the days states distribute food-stamp benefits.
Big Macs can win hearts and minds, if not nuclear negotiations.