President Franklin D. Roosevelt introduced government farm subsidies in the 1930s. Nearly 80 years after their enactment, farm subsidy programs remain in place with government payments for them now approaching $25 billion annually.
lining the pockets of wealthy corporations who flood the market with processed garbage and other junk food, now is the time to speak up. If you don't support the idea of your tax dollars
Misleadingly referred to as the "Farm Bill," this legislation doesn't benefit the local or family farmers who grow the vegetables you see at the farmers market. The beneficiaries of agricultural subsidies set forth in this legislation are the corporations like Monsanto that convert crops like corn into corn syrup and soy into feed for the cows and pigs who end up on in the fast food wrapper.
The result is an artificially controlled market that floods grocery stores and eateries with foods high in saturated fat, cholesterol and high fructose corn syrup. These are exactly the types of food we should be avoiding if we want to stay healthy.
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