May 30, 2018
The biggest factor that drives peoples food choices is cost. This is especially for those living at or near poverty and people on limited fixed income who are also, ironically, the people who experience the highest rates of chronic disease.
If you have paid attention to the prices at your local grocery store recently you have most likely noticed that some foods are just flat out cheap.
What you may not have noticed is that MOST of these foods have something in common; they are some processed version of wheat, corn, soy, or rice.
This is because these foods are some of the most highly subsidized foods by the federal government.
Today on the podcast, I am going to talk about the US farm bill and how farmers receive subsidies for growing certain crops which leads to artificially reduced costs on highly processed junk foods.