Why your salad costs more than a Big Mac
I grew up in Iowa, so I know most of the arguments in favor of agricultural subsidies. It’s time to rethink the whole system. Our current scheme is bad for the planet and bad for our health. Corn (used to produce high fructose corn syrup) is subsidized. Factory-style meat production is subsidized. Healthy food and environmentally sustainable agriculture are not subsidized.
Here’s the whole problem in one graphic.