More than 90 percent of Americans think equal access to fresh produce is very or somewhat important, according to a new survey by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.
The foundation, which surveyed of 800 American adults, also found that three quarters of all Americans support doubling the value of SNAP benefits -- formerly known as food stamps -- at farmers' markets. A release included several other interesting figures as well:
81 percent strongly or partly agree that Washington, DC, needs to do more to increase access to locally produced fruits and vegetables; 86 percent strongly or partly agree that state and local officials should play a role in ensuring access to local, fresh food; 89 percent strongly or partly agree that the community needs to play a role in ensuring access to local, fresh food.