In this ABC News special, Peter Jennings reveals how government policies and food industry practices are helping to make Americans fat. Mr. Jennings' report ...
Tags: government, subsidies
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The statistics quoted in the video show fruits and vegetables were less subsidized relative to meat and dairy by a factor of 152 from 1995 to 2002.
Here is an additional graphic of subsidies for the time period from 1995 to 2005 showing the factor to be just over 199. Yes, 199 times more subsidies for meat and dairy products as compared with fruits and vegetables:
I see only drama in this video but no action taken to subsidize bad eating habits and political health science into anything productive. Most people already know that everyone's fat in industrialized countries like the US but don't give a f* because the foods are addictive. More time is spent on critizing and commenting by the media on overweight issues and diseases than using action. I talked to a Public health worker for example who demonstrated an example to me that caffiene reduces alcohol consumption and says that there has to be using a solution to start adding caffiene to alcoholic beverages.
I asked him how does the public health administration actually makes the action in doing things such as this, and got no clear definite answer from the guy.
US doesnt have a controlled market, rather a mixed one. So what is the solution? Demand for product consumption. As people are addicted to these foods like drugs, these businesses can only thrive as demand increases. It's not the amount of supply of consumer products that are provided, rather where it is aimed towards.
One of the only actions we can do is keep buying fruits and vegetables, not only ourselves, but supporting community to do so as well.
The government's policy on food is only if not mostly derived on the benifit for the countries wealth and profit. So imagine if those industries completely have been gone? Trillions of dollars lost in health corporations, animal product industry, and drug industry. The only thing left for the people to do is literally riot.
That's why it is only a slow process to start encouraging ourselves and others to eat healthier, whether its raw or cooked vegan. Thanks for the post Mikey! :)
Yep, good vid. Here is how the government spends our tax money to make these foods cheaper than their true cost:
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