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In the discussion thread: A different take on Food Stamps. [View all]

Response to Mr.Bill (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 08:39 PM

12. Food stamps are a department of agriculture program.

I've been supportive of it for years. Farm subsidies; I don't feel the same way.

When we support large agribusiness; small local growers can't compete and it essentially pays for the fuel and fertilizer and pesticides that we should discontinue.

If food stamps could be used at all farmers markets we could expand the program and reduce fuel consumption in agriculture (both production and transportation) which would substantially improve local economies, health and global warming.

Of course that wouldn't help local grocers much.

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