Hey, so what if money went from your pocket into the pocket of a billionaire “farmer” thanks to a government subsidy? What’s wrong with that? You know what they say, it takes money to siphon money. Maybe you should get a move on and become a billionaire too.
Sugar, we all love it. Even if we don’t eat piles of candy we Americans still injest loads of it in our other foods, bread, other processed foods, soda, juice, in our morning coffee. The USA has a sweet tooth and it’s costing us. Literally.
Sugar is a highly subsidized commodity.
Every time we post a story on crop subsidies there are at least a few people out there who jump up and down and swear that taxpayers paying to subsidize farmers (really agribusiness) isn’t welfare.
You sure can, and lots else besides.
With mobile computing markets for practically everything are much more dynamic and useful for the average person.
Some of the best cuisine for sale in America is actually cooked in homes, usually quietly. In Texas however at least a few food micro-entrepreneurs are now able to come out of the pantry.
“My wife said she didn’t know the lactose industry was so intolerant.”- Rep. Thomas Massie (KY)
The SEIU and other unions want very much to turn fast food workers into a unionized force. The Dems want desperately to turn fast food workers into unionized voters. The “minimum wage debate” centers around giving unsophisticated potential voters something to motivate them to the voting booth.
The problem is an increase in the minimum wage will only hasten the destruction of low skill jobs.
This is insane. A small town wants to have a place where people can come and get seeds for free, perhaps some of them “heirloom” seeds, so that they can plant a garden from season to season. The state Department of Agriculture hears about it and brings officials and lawyers into the town to explain that the seed library is in violation of the 2004 Seed Act.
You may have noticed that portion sizes are down throughout the grocery store. For instance I bought a package of cookies the other day for the first time in at least a couple of years and was surprised to find that there was a lot more packaging and way fewer cookies than there used to be. Way fewer cookies. But the price was roughly the same or even perhaps a bit higher.
There are a number of factors here which have converged.
Food appears to be the theme today folks.
Attached is a very interesting photo montage of what it takes to feed a family around the world. From Mali to France. From Mongolia to Mexico.
Monsanto has done a particularly good job of working its way into the nooks and crannies of government. They are right up there with GE and Goldman Sachs.