Gov'ment Funded Junk Food
Report 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.
Nearly all California farmers – 91 percent, according to CALPIRG field director Anne Ohliger
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Forget Gov'ment cheese - it's the Gov'ment corn that'll kill you.
posted by Capn at Thursday, July 26, 2012