Farm Subsidies

by rivka on March 3, 2008

in various and sundry

Not my usual MO to post on food news, but an op-ed from this weekend’s New York Times struck me and you’ve gotta read it. A farmer from Minnesota discusses how farm subsidies and penalties actively prevent him and other small, local farmers from growing fresh fruits and vegetables to make room for the subsidized crops: corn, soy, wheat, rice, or cotton. It’s just one more reason why Americans eat horribly and suffer for it.

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