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Kucinich Talks Food Stamps

In a recent article, Elizabeth Kucinich argues that food stamps should be used for plant-based foods.

Elizabeth Kucinich of Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine has written an article proposing a restructuring of government-run food-benefit programs to encourage Americans to eat more plant-based foods. Published in New Hampshire’s Sentinel Source, the article suggests slashing subsidies for unhealthy animal-based foods and limiting spending from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (also known as food stamps) to whole grains, fruits, legumes, and vegetables. Kucinich, the wife of Congressman Dennis Kucinich, says this shift would reduce the prevalence of food deserts, positively impact national health statistics, and cut healthcare spending. The number of people currently receiving SNAP benefits has increased by more than 3 million since August 2010.

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