"Agricultural subsidies have helped bring us high-fructose corn syrup, factory farming, fast food, a two-soda-a-day habit and its accompanying obesity, the near-demise of family farms, monoculture and a host of other ills.
Yet ó like so many government programs ó what subsidies need is not the ax, but reform that moves them forward. Imagine support designed to encourage a resurgence of small- and medium-size farms producing not corn syrup and animal-feed but food we can touch, see, buy and eat ó like apples and carrots ó while diminishing handouts to agribusiness and its political cronies."
Great thoughts and recommendations from Mark Bittman, NYTimes!
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