You Are What You Grow

This fascinating article was printed in the New York Times magazine on April 22, 2007. Written by Michelle Pollan of University of California, Berkley, it addresses the farm bill that is up for reconsideration this year and its immense impact on not only the American food industry, but the world’s. She poignantly explains:

A public-health researcher from Mars might legitimately wonder why a nation faced with what its surgeon general has called “an epidemic” of obesity would at the same time be in the business of subsidizing the production of high-fructose corn syrup. But such is the perversity of the farm bill: the nation’s agricultural policies operate at cross-purposes with its public-health objectives.

Read the entire article here.

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