Yglesias

Overeating Fact of the Day

CREDIT:

I was dimly aware that our farm subsidy policies weren’t just economically inefficient, but bad for public health, too. But Neil Sinhababu brings the point home with a striking fact, namely that just 0.37 percent of farm subsidies go to fruits and vegetables. And here’s the factoid in graphic form:

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This he mentions by way of pimping for John Edwards’ policy agenda for fighting hunger and malnutrition which certainly looks good to me.