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A reason to pass the farm bill

Wednesday’s Boston Globe editorial page featured evidence from the Real Cost of a Healthy Diet (RCOHD) project, a C-SNAP-affiliated research effort analyzing food availability, pricing, and assistance in low-income urban neighborhoods. The article, advocating passage of a new farm bill with an improved nutrition assistance package, cited RCOHD data showing that even families receiving the maximum monthly food stamp benefit fall substantially short of being able to afford the balanced diet on which benefit levels are calculated.