Junk Food vs Veggies

by Catherine Haug, August 31, 2011

MontPIRG (Montana Public Interest Research Group) poses a provocative question:

“Every year, $10 to $30 billion in taxpayer subsidies go to just a few cash crops that end up in nearly every processed food — in the form of corn sweeteners in the soda and soybean oils in the Twinkies. [From Here’s an Easy One, The New York Times, Jan. 15, 2011]

Fresh fruits and vegetables, on the other hand, receive no subsidies.”

For the answer to the question, and for information on taking action, go to The Price is Wrong. If you have difficulty with that link, go to MontPIRG Take Action Page, and scroll down to the link: The Price is Wrong.

See my earlier post:  America’s Garden or Subsidy Garden? for another take on this topic.

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