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Washington Post Article: USDA subsidies vs. Diet recommendations

October 4, 2011

Despite new food recommendations, which highlight fruits and vegetables as better for a diet than meat, the USDA gives vast majority of subsidies to the meat industry or the crops needed to support them.

Read more here:

U.S. touts fruit and vegetables while subsidizing animals that become meat

The Washington Post article raises several questions about how the U.S. divides its subsidies, as well as, how Americans choose to spend our money, fill our plate, and add to our waistlines.

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