Why does a salad cost more than  NOV 09 2007

Why does a salad cost more than a Big Mac? Perhaps because federal subsidies and federal nutrition guidelines don't match up.

The 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.

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