Christopher Speaks Up in New York Times “Room For Debate”

A recent article about food stamps in the New York Times created a flurry of fascinating comments on the New York Times website last week, and to further the discussion, the opinion editors asked six different people to contribute a piece for their “Room For Debate” section. The piece itself was supposed to be limited to 250 words, making it difficult to choose what to write about (we devoted a whole section to food stamps in our book). So I chose to focus mainly on the challenges that people in our area face, and to mildly ignore the word count restriction by about a hundred words. I figured that other writers would say many of the things that I wanted to (which they did), and thus decided to write about something that none of them would: San Diego.

Please take a minute to read all of the entries. It is an honor to have my voice next to political food legend Marion Nestle, and I hope that you’ll enjoy the discussion.

– Christopher

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2 responses to “Christopher Speaks Up in New York Times “Room For Debate”

  1. There was a great story in the new Texas Tribune about how our great state messed up Food Stamps aka Lone Star cards. Thought you might be interested.

    http://www.texastribune.org/stories/2009/dec/07/hidden-food-line/

  2. Thanks soooooooooooooooooo much for the awesome article This is just what I needed today!!!

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