Are Subsidies Making Us Fat? {Video}

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Who Will be The Biggest Farm Bill Loser?

It is often argued that subsidies have lead to the overproduction of commodity crops like corn and soybeans, creating cheap junk food that makes us fat. The farmers lose and so do consumers. Watch this video to learn more…

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It is our responsibility to decide who will emerge victorious from this battle of the bulge! Sign the Food & Water Watch petition to show your support for making our food system fair for all! Click here.

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A letter from our friends at Food & Water Watch:

A new episode of America’s favorite weight-loss reality show, The Biggest Loser, airs tonight and we’re reminded, once again, that we all struggle to maintain healthy lifestyles with good, whole foods and exercise. But how much of the problem is our own and how much of it is the result of bad farm policy?

Because you’re one of our valued supporters, we want you to be the first to see our “reality show” debut: The Biggest Farm Bill Loser!

It is often argued that subsidies have lead to the overproduction of commodity crops like corn and soybeans, creating cheap junk food that makes us fat. This seems like a logical argument but it is grossly oversimplified. When you take a closer look, we find that the deregulation of commodity markets — not subsidies — has driven down the price of these commodity crops. Deregulation has made big corporations rich while farmers have struggled to survive. Based on this, can you guess who The Biggest Farm Bill Loser will be?

This is not an easy issue to understand so we put together this animated video to help. It is vital that we share this video to help educate and empower our fellow consumers and farmers to speak out for real change in our food system. Watch the video, share it with friends, post it on your social networks, spread the word!

Thanks for taking action,

Meredith Begin

Education & Outreach Organizer

Food & Water Watch

mbegin(at)fwwatch(dot)org

2 Responses

  1. Excellent Blog! Our children have become the biggest loosers… ie Pizza as a vegetable in schools😦

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