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The Economic Case for Food Stamps Via The Atlantic

By Chelseajmartin
The Economic Case for Food Stamps via The Atlantic:

Why would anyone want to cut funding for a program that affords individuals the opportunity to access fresh fruits and vegetables while supporting their local farmers?

Those who believe in cutting SNAP funding as a cost-saving measure should know that food stamps boost the economy — not put a strain on it. Supporters of federal food benefits programs including President George W. Bush understood this, and proved the economic value of SNAP by sanctioning a USDA study that found that $1 in SNAP benefits generates $1.84 in gross domestic product (GDP).


…a recent W. K. Kellogg Foundation survey found that 93 percent of Americans said they believe it’s “important” to “make sure all Americans have equal access to fresh fruits and vegetables.

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