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Food & Alcohol Industries' Lobbying Dollars: Who's Spending, And Why

First Posted: 07/27/10 12:48 PM ET   Updated: 05/25/11 06:10 PM ET

A number of major food and beverage groups' second-quarter government lobbying expenditures and details have been released, and below we detail what they reveal. See what groups (and who they work for) are lobbying the government on, and who they're lobbying, whether it be Congress, the FTC, the FBI, the FDA, the USDA, the Treasury Department, the State Department, the Commerce Department, the Department of Health & Human Services, the Department of Justice, and more. Yep -- they've all been lobbied by major food industry groups in the last few months.

See why, below.

Wine & Spirits Wholesalers: $260,000
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The Wine and Spirits Wholesalers of America spent $260,000 lobbying Congress in the second quarter of 2010, the Food and Drug Administration, the Department of Health and Human Services, and other agencies on food safety and labor issues.

2Q spending in 2010: $260,000
1Q spending in 2010: $240,000
2Q spending in 2009: $260,000

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