Saturday, February 6, 2010

Food Stamps to Encourage Poor to Buy Organic Food

"Low income families could be given food stamps to allow them to buy healthy organic food, according to the director of the Soil Association.

Patrick Holden, the director of England’s leading organic organisation, also suggested that the poor could be encouraged to eat better by learning to cook with fresh produce instead of relying on expensive junk foods.

Mr Holden was speaking to the Birmingham Post as the Soil Association held its annual conference at the Custard Factory in Digbeth, Birmingham. The two-day event has been discussing ways to counter criticism that organic food is expensive and elitist."

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