Friday, April 27, 2007

farm bill

"A public-health researcher from Mars might
legitimately wonder why a nation faced with what its
surgeon general has called "an epidemic" of obesity
would at the same time be in the business of
subsidizing the production of high-fructose corn
syrup. But such is the perversity of the farm bill:
the nation's agricultural policies operate at
cross-purposes with its public-health objectives. "

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