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Big Macs vs. Salads

Interesting piece of governmental schizophrenia from the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine.

You may comment that their image shows the much outdated food pyramid, so here below we show you the much improved MyPlate. As you can see, the subsidies still don’t measure up:

Ok, so maybe you think all this ‘Free Market’ talk is bunk and that the government should be allowed to impose quotas, taxes, tariffs and subsidies because it knows what’s best for us, like our mothers. This mother, however, is telling us to eat our veggies while placing a Big Mac in front of us.

* You may also comment that the graphic shows Federal subsidies from 1995-2005 but, while the newest form of the Farm Bill is the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008, the amount of subsidies for these categories has not changed. Only subsidies for biofuels has increased.