18 September 2009

Farm Subsidies, Land Use and Health Care

[G]overnment is putting itself in the uncomfortable position of subsidizing both the costs of treating Type 2 diabetes and the consumption of high-fructose corn syrup. . . . [C]onfined feeding operations . . . are encouraged by a farm policy that subsidizes the commodity crops fed to meat animals. If grain were more expensive, farmers would be encouraged to shift to grass feeding rather than feedlots.

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1 comment:

Michael Malak said...

Government is also considering taxing the high fructose corn syrup contained in sodas -- derived from government-subsidized corn.