I’m moderating an online webinar on the new Slow Food book, Ark of Taste, with authors David S. Shields and Giselle Kennedy Lord. For information and registration click here. It’s at 4:00 p.m. EST.
Widespread public support for SNAP changes
Voice of the People has the results of a survey finding that most respondents support:
- Increased benefits for SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or food stamps) recipients [81%].
- The idea that SNAP benefits should not be permitted to be used for candy and sodas [73-76%].
- Providing incentives to encourage SNAP beneficiaries to eat more fruits and vegetables [90%].
The findings suggest there is a massive divide between the public and Congress on SNAP issues. There is currently no feasible discussion of raising SNAP benefits, and a recent House Agriculture Committee hearing on SNAP restrictions showcased that there is bipartisan opposition to the idea on the committee.