The U.S. government is still struggling to explain to consumers that its food stamp program is still a program for animals.
In a new report from The Guardian, the Center for Food Safety found that over half of the country’s 7.5 million people on food stamps are vegan.
A majority of Americans are also likely to be vegan, but not necessarily on a vegan diet.
To be vegan on the federal level, you need to be a member of an animal welfare group, have a dog or cat, and live within a three-mile radius of a shelter.
If you live in a state that doesn’t allow a non-profit to become a meat- or dairy-free pet food retailer, you can apply for a food stamp benefit, which can range from $100 to $1,500 a month.
But you still have to do the hard work of figuring out which products qualify for the benefit and where you can get them.
When it comes down to it, the only way to really know what food is vegan is to actually buy it.
This week, the U.N. released a report that highlights some of the key things you need on your plate when it comes time to decide if a food item qualifies for food stamp benefits.
For example, it found that some of America’s most popular vegan foods like chickpeas, tofu, and tempeh qualify for food assistance because they’re vegan and not animal products.
Others, like vegan cheese and dairy-based cheese, are exempt from the program because they don’t contain animal products, but you still need to go through the same rigorous testing.
You’ll also need to make sure that your food is safe and nutritious, so you can keep up with the latest in plant-based nutrition.
The U.NS report points out that the U,S.
food system is already making significant progress toward transitioning to a more plant- and food-based food system.
According to the USDA, the number of Americans on food assistance has fallen from 1.5 billion people in 2012 to a mere 863 million in 2016.
More people are receiving food assistance, but there’s still a lot to do.
With the Trump administration promising to roll back many of the federal policies that have made the food assistance system work so well, the Guardian reported that there are still plenty of obstacles that still need addressing.
Read more about the government’s food assistance programs.