Originally Posted by Turn Prophet
Better than a ban or a tax would be ending corn subsidies that funnel taxpayer dollars to the building blocks of many obesity-causing foods. I'm tired of subsidizing our own fat asses!
But that would require federal action, plus "hating American farmers," so...
This. This. This!!!!
I just finished watching the 4 part series on HBO.... The weight of the nation
, one part explored the govt subsidies of corn and soybeans that are used for HF corn syrup and cheap feed for the cattle that also fattens the cattle more quickly.
It could be argued that this was good policy back when it was created, but as with everything in govt, it grows and grows and grows and never shrinks even when it is no longer needed or the situation changes.
Now the people who are on food stamps are fatter than the rest of society.
I would recommend watching the HBO series, a bit of a slant was put on it to push their agenda, but was pretty good all around.