Tuesday, September 27, 2011

We Should Make Food Stamps Worth Double at Farmers' Markets

Posted By on Tue, Sep 27, 2011 at 9:00 AM

In Michigan they have a program that makes food stamps worth double at farmers' markets. That's a great idea.

I'm starting to think that local agriculture and things like farmers' markets are the only hope we have against the obesity epidemic - oh, and believe you me it is truly an epidemic. Right now, more than 53 percent of the poor kids in Pima County are obese, and something like a quarter of the state's population is also obese. That, my friends, is what we call an epidemic.

Science has not been able to solve this problem, so I say we give the farmers a whack at it. We should make food stamps in Arizona worth double at farmers markets. Now, if you'll excuse me, I have to try to get down off this soap box without busting my ass.

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