Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Food Subsidies vs Dietary Recommendations

I'm on a food kick at the moment, please bear with me. I'm currently reading Omnivore's Dilemma. I have only finished the first section which takes a look at the ways that corn takes a part in the US food chain. Keeping in mind how much corn gets directed into feeding cattle, chicken, and pigs, here's a nice visual of how government policy and subsidies don't match the dietary recommendations produced by that same government.

Graphic courtesy of an article on Celsias.