Shows Most Taxpayer Money Subsidizes Junk Food: $18.2 billion in
subsidies for junk food additives like High Fructose Corn Syrup!
From 1995 to 2011, $18.2 billion went to subsidies for junk food
additives compared to $637 million for apples, according to CALPIRG.
A consumer report released Wednesday revealed the majority of federal
taxpayer-funded farm subsidies are being funneled toward crops used to
make junk food and food additives, such as high fructose corn syrup.
Ron Cornelson, of Cornelson Farms, makes the trek from Fresno County to
the Santa Monica Farmers Market every Wednesday to sell the fruits from
his 10-acre farm.
"I’ve never seen a subsidy. I’ve tried and, as far I know, it all goes to the big guys and other commodities," Cornelson said.