posted on Jun, 14 2014 @ 04:05 PM
Yes you can buy organic with your ebt, problem is that it is way more expensive.
You can get two two-liters of soda, a family size bag of chips, a bag of candy and a frozen pizza for near the same amount that one pays for a gallon
of organic milk and a bag of organic oranges. Milk and oranges are great but the problem is they do not quench hunger like a stomach full of
processed foods do.
For what a typical family gets a month in food stamps they are left with the choice of either 15-25 cheap daily meals of non-organic crap or maybe ten
really good organic breakfast, lunch and dinners. So the choice is feed your family for a week or feed them for more than two....
Also and sadly I do not think that many low income families or even some who are not low income realize just how bad some of the foods they buy their
families are. Soda is horrible for you, just one of the worst things you can put into your body and yet people drink it like it is going out of
Case in point my brother has ulcers, he gets up and barfs every morning and yet continues to drink a twelve pack of Pepsi everyday because he says he
enjoys it. Him and others like him enjoy it enough to take it to their graves.
I believe they have Dietitians to help explain what is bad for you and what is healthy but the problem is that the people getting food stamps just do
not want to listen to someone explain to them that what they are eating is wrong. Change, especially changing your whole diet is a hard thing to do.