The Farm Bill Makes You Fat

OK so Michael Pollan is saying it again over at the New York Times. But I can keep reading it.

Compared with a bunch of carrots, a package of Twinkies, to take one iconic processed foodlike substance as an example, is a highly complicated, high-tech piece of manufacture, involving no fewer than 39 ingredients, many themselves elaborately manufactured, as well as the packaging and a hefty marketing budget. So how can the supermarket possibly sell a pair of these synthetic cream-filled pseudocakes for less than a bunch of roots?For the answer, you need look no farther than the farm bill.

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