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Monday, June 25, 2012

Farm Subsidies

Reading a good article on why farm subsides do not cause obesity. 
There are two graphs comparing the cost of red delicious apples to chocolate chip cookies, and showing that the apples - i.e., "good" food - are as cheap or as costly as the cookies are, thus invalidating the proposition that farm subsidies have caused healthy foods to be more expensive than "unhealthy" foods.

All very good.

However, what is missing is the fact that I have not been able to purchase an apple that has been remotely good tasting in almost 2 years, whereas choco-chips are still pretty good.

I remember wonderfully sweet apples, but I only remember them, unless I go to the Pick-Your-Own orchards. Maybe that ride into the country is what we need.

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