The Truth about Federal Agriculture Subsidies

  1. While the USDA’s plate encourages fruit and vegetable consumption and advises Americans to limit high-fat products like meat and cheese, federal agriculture subsidies do the exact opposite.   In recent history, the federal government has spent about $16 billion a year on agricultural subsidies.  Less than one percent has gone to fruits and vegetables.
  2. This short movie documents the conflict of interest of board members of the Organic Trade Association, who have made financial contributions supporting the growth of genetically-engineered crops and high fructose corn syrup.  
  3. The diagram by Kitchen Gardeners International demonstrates what the White House Garden would look like if it reflected the relative costs of the main crops subsidized by US taxpayers. 

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