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by Michael Long Farm bill, farm ...

Posted Sep 14 2008 4:02pm

by Michael Long

Farm bill, farm bill, farm bill . . . everybody’s talking about the farm bill. Well, they probably aren’t, but maybe they should be. In a recent article in The New York Times, Michael Pollan writes about the impact of the US farm bill’s subsidy program on domestic and international commodity food consumption. Cheap corn, as many who follow obesity issues have heard by now, leads to all kinds of unhealthy concoctions, from high fructose corn syrup to abundant and high-fat meat.

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