This is a good day for news. Not good news though.
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!
- ‘Welfare for the Wealthy’ (economistsview.typepad.com)
- Krugman: ‘This Is A Time To Get Really, Really Angry’ (crooksandliars.com)
- Farm bill would limit assets of food stamp recipients (winonadailynews.com)