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    Food Politics,  Healthy Eating

    Marketing Food To Our Children – PART 4

    A four part series examining the United States Government’s relationship with the agricultural industry and how that directly affects your family’s health There is little doubt governmental policies regarding subsidizing farmers to grow more corn, soybeans, wheat and others have not changed since the 1940’s. Originally meant to help our country out of a depression, these policies have encouraged agribusiness to develop ways to create more, cheaper products using these subsidized crops.   These cheaper products, high-fructose corn syrup, nitrates, and other “processed” foods have directly impacted the health of our country.  Leading the world in heart disease, diabetes and obesity, America is falling into a desperate health crisis.  Despite…

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    National Agricultural Day! Thank a farmer…

    March 15 is National Agricultural Day!   Below is a link I found interesting – 10 reasons to thank a farmer. http://pin.it/w2FmnBM 10.  American’s spend only 10% of their incomes on food.  The lowest percentage of any country. 9. The world’s population will grow from 7 billion to 9 billion by 2050. Farmers will need to DOUBLE food production to keep pace. 8. Only 210,000 full time U.S. farmers produce 80% of our food and fiber. 7. Most farms are family-owned enterprises. These families brave exceptional risk and tight margins. 6. For every $1 spent on food, farmers receive less than 12 cents for the raw products. 5. The average U.S.…