Moby, an American musician and outspoken vegan, wrote an op-ed in The Wall Street Journal titled, "Food Stamps Shouldn't Pay for Junk." There was swift backlash against the article and the author on Twitter.
He wrote: “Selling soda, candy and heavily processed meats is easy when the government picks up the tab. Under SNAP, the big food conglomerates go to the bank while the poor end up in the emergency room.”
He believes the government should push for a program that focuses on “cheap, healthy foods like beans, vegetables, fruit and whole grains.” He added: "The U.S. can have healthier people, lower health-care costs, and a trimmer budget at the same time.”