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If you get FOOD STAMPS why DONT you buy ORGANIC FOODS????

Just curious... If you're getting money from the government why not make a better choice in what you eat? Im not bashing, b/c I respect all the parents that do what they have to to feed their families, but why not try to live a bit healthier while you can? Damn...

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sugahmamma

Asked by sugahmamma at 7:44 PM on Dec. 2, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Not all organic foods are the better buy - for instance, organic bananas are a waste of money.
    tasches

    Answer by tasches at 7:45 PM on Dec. 2, 2010

  • I would assume they don't because it costs more, healthy eating isn't cheap.
    shanlaree

    Answer by shanlaree at 7:45 PM on Dec. 2, 2010

  • because its more expensive and my fs have to last all month , i buy healthy food tho.
    bekkaboo89

    Answer by bekkaboo89 at 7:46 PM on Dec. 2, 2010

  • I think organic is the way to go in general. Chemical pesticides can cause cancer.
    twinkletoes0408

    Answer by twinkletoes0408 at 7:46 PM on Dec. 2, 2010

  • I am just guessing that....(like money) it costs more food stamps therefore leaving less to buy with next time..

    I dont know for sure...but just guessing that they are like money and will run out...
    mom2twobabes

    Answer by mom2twobabes at 7:46 PM on Dec. 2, 2010

  • You can still eat healthy & non-organic.
    samurai_chica

    Answer by samurai_chica at 7:46 PM on Dec. 2, 2010

  • Because they have to stretch those food stamps as far as they can to make sure everyone eats?
    geminilove

    Answer by geminilove at 7:47 PM on Dec. 2, 2010

  • You get food stamps to help with groceries because people can't afford to buy them. So why would people buy a $6.99 bunch of organic grapes (example, don't even know if they have organic grapes), when they could by the same for $2.99 and spend the other $4.00 on another item to feed their family. They are making smart choices by using the "Free" money wisely.

    And actually, the money isn't Free. They have hard working people who have paid taxes ALL their lives and now have no choice but to get the Food Stamps. They are just getting back their money they have put into the government.
    AtHomeMommy-3

    Answer by AtHomeMommy-3 at 7:47 PM on Dec. 2, 2010

  • Organic has a higher risk of bacterial poisoning. I don't use food stamps but it isn't healthier.
    Carpy

    Answer by Carpy at 7:47 PM on Dec. 2, 2010

  • I'm not on FS. But I would reckon those that are are on tight budgets. Organic foods are way more expensive. I know I would make that FS buck go as far as I could. I'm currently laid-off and out of unemployment. I make my grocery $ go as far as I can. And, it doesn't include EXPENSIVE organics.
    specialwingz

    Answer by specialwingz at 7:48 PM on Dec. 2, 2010

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