Check out the infographic here. The familiar nutrition pyramid sits next to a similar pyramid showing subsidy payments to the providers of the same nutrition categories.
With all due respect to the Other White Meat, Pork, in the form of agricultural subsidies, is killing us. It is what makes a hamburger less expensive and more convenient to buy than a salad. Our government’s practice on agriculture spending does not match up with what it preaches to us and our kids on nutrition.
“Why Uncle Sam, you tell us to eat veggies, but you keep buying us beef and butter!” This is your government on Pork, any questions?