Tag: Food Stamps

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What We’re Reading: November 2, 2013

What are the hidden benefits of food stamps? How are some Native Americans attempting to decolonize their modern diets? Our editors explore the answers to these questions and more in this week’s “What We’re Reading” roundup.

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SNAP Gardens Puts Food Stamps to Better Use

In our latest issue, Ann Monroe profiles Daniel Bowman Simon, a young entrepreneur who discovered a 1973 provision in the food stamp legislation that no one knew about–literally only one other person had ever heard of it– which said that food stamps could also be spent seeds and plants.

Gardeners With Benefits

One determined New Yorker learned food stamps can be spent on seeds and seedlings—and set out to change the world.