Behold, the pyramids of federal food subsidies and federal nutrition:
The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine uses these pyramids to illustrate why a salad costs more than a Big Mac. Through 2005, roughly 85% of subsidies have gone toward what should be no more than 22% of our nutrition. Less than one-half of a percent of federal subsidies is being applied to the 33% of our diet that should be fruits and vegetables.
Policy matters. Let your member of Congress know you think this is egregious and counterproductive to fostering good health.