Friday, October 28, 2011

Agricultural Budget Cuts

Well, as Congress tightens our belt for us, there are actual cuts that could help small farmers--cuts to subsidies of corn and soy. Those subsidies are responsible for keeping our junk foods cheap and go toward growing corn for ethanol or animal feed. They are backed by Big Agriculture. What is more likely to be cut are programs to help small farmers and people on WIC or food stamps. Here's a great related article put out by Slow Food USA:

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