Posted on Tue, June 18, 2013 by Slow Food USA
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By: Richard McCarthy, Executive Director of Slow Food USA
You are never going to believe this. We may finally have a Farm Bill.
Slow Food USA has been tracking this piece of legislation since the beginning and here is where it is ending up….
The GOOD news: The bill contains important commitments that grow the alternative:
The BAD news: There is much that is bad, including the House version’s $21 billion ten-year cut to SNAP. It represents half of the overall $40 billion cut. This negatively affects 2.5 million hungry people in the U.S. who depend on SNAP to feed their families.
We care about the good, clean AND fair; and this is simply NOT FAIR.
There is still a narrow sliver of time to make your voice heard. Contact your House Representative today. »
The House has stalled progress in the past. Though imperfect, this Farm Bill is better than no Farm Bill. I would encourage House members to restore SNAP funding and to pass a Farm Bill.
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Once this hurdle is crossed, let’s get back to our farms, boats, dinner tables, markets, gardens, and kitchens to create the conditions that make the Slow Food choice possible.