07 Mar '12, 2pm

Farm Bill Offers Opportunity to Correct the Current Unsustainable Food System: WASHINGTON (March 7, 2012) — When...

Farm Bill Offers Opportunity to Correct the Current Unsustainable Food System WASHINGTON (March 7, 2012) — When Congress reauthorizes the Farm Bill this year, it should replace existing policies that subsidize junk food and encourage harmful farming practices with policies that prioritize healthy foods and farms, according to the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS). U.S. agricultural policies are aimed, in large part, at providing assistance for corn and soybean crops, offering large subsidies for the key ingredients in processed foods. In addition to giving an unfair advantage to unhealthy foods – making them cheaper – it incentivizes farming methods that release millions of tons of toxic chemicals into our air, water and soil. According to a UCS policy brief, “Toward Healthy Food and Farms ,” forward-thinking agriculture policies focused on local foods, conservation and ...

Full article: http://www.ucsusa.org/news/press_release/farm-bill-opport...

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