Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Possible Food Pyramids


Really-existing social engineering operates this way:

The Farm Bill ... provides billions of dollars in subsidies, much of which goes to huge agribusinesses producing feed crops, such as corn and soy, which are then fed to animals. By funding these crops, the government supports the production of meat and dairy products—the same products that contribute to our growing rates of obesity and chronic disease. Fruit and vegetable farmers, on the other hand, receive less than 1 percent of government subsidies.
We get what we pay for in life and in public policy, and we are currently paying for a situation where most of our food is corn, either turned into meat or sweetener.

(via Andrew Sullivan)

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