Likewise, if the US government didn't want you fat and lazy, they would structure their agricultural subsidies in such a way as to discourage obesity. And yet here we see the opposite. It's not a coincidence.
- Mercola.com -
- Meat/Dairy -- 73.8 percent
- Grains -- 13.2 percent
- Sugar/Oil/Starch/Alcohol -- 10.7 percent
- Nuts/Legumes -- 1.9 percent
- Vegetables/Fruits -- 0.4 percent
One reason is federal subsidies for food production. Take a look at these numbers:
That’s right – just 1.9 percent for nuts and legumes and 0.4 percent for fruits and vegetables. As a result, a salad often costs you more than a Big Mac.
Sources:The New York Times April 26, 2010
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