Thursday, February 26, 2009

food for thought

Punctuating the nutritional crisis that already exists for America’s poor, a new study documents that an average family’s maximum food stamp benefits fall far short of what families need to afford the USDA’s “Thrifty Food Plan.” Robustly sustainable, locally oriented and regeneratively organic food production must be a policy goal everywhere people are hungry, in U.S. cities and countrysides, and around the world.
The report:

There seems to be a cognitive dissonance in politicians who won't rise and applaud, on camera and in front of the world, the line in a speech that says the children of the working poor will receive a renewal of their health benefits. How pro-child, pro-family is that? Something is very very wrong in this country.

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