Monday, April 23, 2007

The Farm Bill as Government Subsidized Obesity

Michael Pollan, author of The Omnivore's Dilemma, writes in the New York Times Magazine:

A public-health researcher from Mars might legitimately wonder why a nation faced with what its surgeon general has called “an epidemic” of obesity would at the same time be in the business of subsidizing the production of high-fructose corn syrup. But such is the perversity of the farm bill: the nation’s agricultural policies operate at cross-purposes with its public-health objectives.
Read the rest: "You Are What You Grow" (h/t: Will Samson)

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