A National Outrage: Our Tax Dollars Subsidize Foods That Make Us Fat And Unhealthy

Tony Isaacs for Natural News:

At the same time that our Surgeon General has declared we have an epidemic of obesity, our government is using our tax dollars to cater to special interests and to subsidize the very foods that are making us fat. Thanks to lobbying, Congress chooses to subsidize foods that we’re supposed to eat less of.

Take a look at these numbers which tell how the percentage of federal food subsidies spending is allocated:

* Meat/Dairy – 73.8 percent
* Grains – 13.2 percent
* Sugar/Oil/Starch/Alcohol – 10.7 percent
* Nuts/Legumes – 1.9 percent
* Vegetables/Fruits – 0.4 percent

Just 2.3 percent of subsidies go to nuts, legumes, fruits and vegetables while 84.5% goes to meat, dairy, sugar, oil, starch and alcohol. Is it any wonder that a salad often costs you more than a Big Mac?…

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  • http://unhub.com/drewt333 drewt333

    … and then you add the massive federal subsidies generated by lobbyists for pharmaceutical and insurance companies who “need” the funding to “fight” these diseases and disorders. Next the AMA recommends higher taxes on the foods being subsidized, and the scam goes on…

  • http://unhub.com/drewt333 drewt333

    … and then you add the massive federal subsidies generated by lobbyists for pharmaceutical and insurance companies who “need” the funding to “fight” these diseases and disorders. Next the AMA recommends higher taxes on the foods being subsidized, and the scam goes on…

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