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Tax Our Way to Healthy Eating and Subsidize Our Way to Disease

https://naturalnews.com/028419_food_tax_health.html

Yet the largest agricultural recipients (making up 10% of all recipients) received a whopping 72% of all subsidy payments in recent years, yet other agricultural commodities that do not receive subsidies make up 64% of all agricultural production. ... Katz, MD and Rajiv Bhatia, MD, MPH, same issue. 2 - Agricultural Subsidy, United States Wikipedia 3 - The Fat of the Land: Do Agricultural Subsidies Foster Poor Health? "...

$7 billion in farmer subsidies puts the economic insanity of government farm policy on display

https://naturalnews.com/055602_farm_subsidies_national_debt_economic_policy.html

$7 billion in farmer subsidies puts the economic insanity of government farm policy on display Tuesday, October 11, 2016 by: J. ... As much as the USDA is paying out in subsidies this year, the amount actually could have been higher. "...

Trump to pump $12 billion in welfare-type aid to U.S. farmers, but do we really need to boost genetically modified soy and corn production?

https://naturalnews.com/2018-07-25-trump-to-pump-12-billion-in-welfare-type-aid-to-u-s-farmers-genetically-modified-soy.html

Wells agricultural subsidies , agriculture , badfood , Big AG , Bt corn , china trade war , farm equipment companies , farm money , farm subsidy , farmer welfare , farmers , GM corn , GM crops , gm crops toxic , GM soy , GMO , GMO corn , GMO soy , harvest , soy toxic , subsidies , trade wars , trump farm money , welfare - (Natural News ) Before Trump won the Presidency, there was talk about his possible support of the clean food movement if he did in fact become POTUS, ...

Republican committee targets organic farmers for funding cuts, avoids Big Ag subsidies

https://naturalnews.com/031154_organic_farmers_subsidies.html

Republican committee targets organic farmers for funding cuts, avoids Big Ag subsidies Sunday, January 30, 2011 by: Ethan A. ... Steve King (R-IA), who represents an Iowa district that is the ninth largest recipient of farm subsidies in the nation, and Rep. "...

Instead of paying farmers subsidies to grow unprofitable crops, wouldn't it make more sense to legalize hemp agriculture and unleash billions in profit potential?

https://naturalnews.com/2018-08-02-instead-of-paying-farmers-subsidies-to-grow-unprofitable-crops-wouldnt-it-make-more-sense-to-legalize-hemp-agriculture-and-unleash-billions-in-profit-potential.html

Instead of paying farmers subsidies to grow unprofitable crops, wouldn’t it make more sense to legalize hemp agriculture and unleash billions in profit potential? ... The subsidies for farmers are intended to help farmers who’ve been hit hard by new, retaliatory tariffs. "...

Rockefeller Foundation planning to communize (and weaponize) the global food supply

https://naturalnews.com/2021-12-22-rockefeller-foundation-planning-communize-global-food-supply.html

“Disparities in access to healthy food – and lack of affordability of nutritious food compared to less healthy alternatives – were outcomes of where agricultural subsidies and supports were targeted, and where research and development dollars were spent.” "...

'Truth about industrial agriculture' — Myth-busting report exposes Big Ag's large-scale deception

https://naturalnews.com/2021-08-06-truth-about-industrial-agriculture.html

These costs “eventually surface in the form of taxpayer-funded subsidies, a degraded environment, and poor public health outcomes.” ... Miller added that: > There is no more compelling evidence for the artificiality of agricultural markets than the feed-meat complex. "...

A National Outrage: Our Tax Dollars Subsidize Foods that make us Fat and Unhealthy

https://naturalnews.com/028817_food_subsidies.html

At the same time that our Surgeon General has declared we have an epidemic of obesity, our government is using our tax dollars to cater to special interests and to subsidize the very foods that are making us fat. ... Despite an early pledge to cut Big Ag subsidies , Obama caved to special interests and the bill as written provides billions of dollars in subsidies, much of which goes to huge agribusinesses producing feed crops, such as corn and soy, which are then fed to animals....

Agricultural giant Cargill and others behind anti-organic 'Stanford Study'

https://naturalnews.com/037208_organic_foods_study_Stanford_Cargill.html

The corporate media machine has once again done the people of the world a great disservice by shirking its responsibility to conduct a proper investigation and inquiry into the issue of organics following the recent release of the infamous Stanford University anti-organic study. ... This money has been specifically earmarked for fostering "long-term solutions for issues of food security, food and diet diversification, food subsidies, and food safety," among other purposes. "...

Why are taxpayers subsidizing bad food choices?

https://naturalnews.com/044127_farm_bill_taxpayers_crop_subsidies.html

One quick perusal of the recently passed agricultural bill in Congress will show you what is inherently wrong with it: Taxpayers are being forced to heavily subsidize some of the worst crops in terms of our health. ... Since then, the government has increased those subsidies until they became quite substantial. "...

The Food-Pharma-Government Coalition Brings Fear Mongering and Death

https://naturalnews.com/027297_FDA_corn_food.html

Working the other end of the stick, the big agricultural conglomerates have managed to reap up to $9 billion per year in corn subsidies .5 Then comes the corn as fuel subsidies, or corn ethanol payoffs from our tax dollars. ... The tens and even hundred of billions in total farm bill subsidies the government throws around every year largely go to the single-crop, big agricultural conglomerates rather than to Farmer Dan and his family. "...

Meanwhile, communist China is buying up America's farmland

https://naturalnews.com/2021-08-02-communist-china-is-buying-up-american-farmland.html

By 2020, China had already gobbled up nearly 200,000 agricultural acres in the U.S. ... It also prohibits Chinese-owned farms from receiving federal subsidies for the crops they grow. "...

Fertilizer costs driving up food prices, threatening food security worldwide

https://naturalnews.com/2022-05-09-fertilizer-costs-driving-up-food-prices-worldwide.html

Manish Raizada, a professor in the Department of Plant Agriculture at the University of Guelph’s Ontario Agricultural College , said farmers are buying fertilizer now to gain temporary subsidies . These subsidies will allow the poorest farmers to afford applying fertilizer at the beginning of the growing season. "...

Monsanto connected to at least 200,000 suicides in India throughout past decade

https://naturalnews.com/030913_Monsanto_suicides.html

Independent report states that the Indian government removed cotton subsidies in 1997, which resulted in a significant profit loss for many cotton farmers . ... The introduction of GM agriculture in India shifted the agricultural economy from one of biodiversity to monoculture, which is hugely significant in India's agricultural failures. "...

Thousands of Indian farmers protest GMO corporate imperialism in Delhi

https://naturalnews.com/049179_Indian_farmers_Delhi_agribusiness_GMO_protests.html

Farmer suicides demonstrate severity of economic instability, food security issues Drastically-reduced subsidies to farmers since May 2014 has led to more than 7,000 farmer suicides in the country. ... The elimination of subsidies and market constraints on agricultural product pricing are believed to put India's agribusinesses - and the farmers themselves - at increased risk. "...

Rice production could plunge by 10% due to rising fertilizer prices, threatening half a billion people

https://naturalnews.com/2022-04-21-rising-fertilizer-prices-threatening-global-rice-production.html

Worse yet, this is a “very conservative estimate,” according to Humnath Bhandari, a senior agricultural economist at the International Rice Research Institute. ... India, which relies heavily on fertilizer imports, is set to spend around $20 billion in fertilizer subsidies to shield farmers from higher prices, up from $14 billion budgeted for subsidies in February. "...

The corruption of the Farm Bill, and why clean, organic food remains more expensive than conventional

https://naturalnews.com/036394_farm_bill_organic_food_corruption.html

"Every five years or so, Congress promises a new, improved farm bill that will end unnecessary subsidies to big farmers, enhance the environment and actually do something to help small farmers and small towns," writes Robert B. ... These and other inequities in the federal agriculture policy are what keeps America's food system both unhealthy and dominated by corporate, agricultural interests with no regard for human health. "...

Large-scale agriculture is a scam that would not exist without corporate socialism

https://naturalnews.com/2021-08-03-large-agriculture-scam-wouldnt-exist-corporate-socialism.html

Unfortunately, too many Americans are still woefully unaware of these subsidies. ... After that, these costs “eventually surface in the form of taxpayer-funded subsidies, a degraded environment and poor public health outcomes,” the report goes on to reveal. "...

New farm bill allocates 80 percent of $1 trillion spending program toward food stamps; $200 million annually toward advertising for Big Ag

https://naturalnews.com/043886_farm_bill_spending_program_Big_Ag.html

"Since 1995, just 4 percent of agribusinesses have collected three-quarters of the subsidies," writes Ward. ... Billions of dollars in crop and crop insurance subsidies for major agricultural corporations, not to mention large cash infusions for junk food advertising, illustrated the true beneficiaries of this massive redistribution of wealth. "...

Gulf of Mexico

https://naturalnews.com/030204_dead_zone_ethanol.html

"Subsidies are driving farmers toward more corn," said Gene Turner of Louisiana State University. ... The lawmaking body handed out $17 million in subsidies to the industry between 2005 and 2009. "...