retirelazyandhappy

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Food Security in Peril.

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This is a good day for news.  Not good news though.

Congress is debating the farm bill.  See Mark Bittman‘s Opinion Article in the New York Times today.  Also see the website Bread For the World: http://www.bread.org.

Hefty direct subsidy payments go to often large, wealthy agricultural companies, while the House of Representatives is proposing a 20 billion dollar cut in food stamps (now known as SNAP) for the poor.  This will add to food insecurity, poverty and hunger among the poor and especially for poor children (45%of Food Stamp recipients are children), while reassuring the wealthy companies.  This also continues the dangerous monoculture of commodity crops while under supporting family farms and increased growth of vegetables.

Write or call or email your representative if you are concerned about this.

Here is to good nutrition!

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Author: retirelazyandhappy

I am recently retired from the practice of psychology. I live in Minnesota, in a small city in the south metro area. I have one grown son and a daughter in law. My interests include reading both fiction and nonfiction, studying languages, right now Spanish, I have a desire to travel to Europe and South America in particular. My interests include politics, alternative health and nutrition. I have found that I enjoy writing.

One thought on “Food Security in Peril.

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