California could make food more affordable and help farmers; here’s how

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In the coming days, our Legislature has the opportunity to pass a budget that would reduce hunger, improve health and support California agriculture. Assembly member Phil Ting and state Sen. Scott Wiener, both Democrats from San Francisco, each have put forward budget proposals that would dedicate state funds — in a year in which we … Continue reading California could make food more affordable and help farmers; here’s how

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A nutrition program California should stop starving now

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Last year, California passed a modest bill that should have been a no-brainer. The California Nutrition Incentives Act set up a program to discount fruits and vegetables for CalFresh shoppers at farmers markets and farm stands. Like the wholesome produce it was aimed at, the new program had ridiculous upsides: Healthier food for low-income families. … Continue reading A nutrition program California should stop starving now

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