Sunday, February 24, 2008

Big Macs, salads and subsidies

Nice little dig by Celsias at the US meat and dairy subsidies. Click to see the all telling figure.

Why Eatng a Big Mac is Cheapers than eating a salad [Celsias]

Almost 75% of U.S. government subsidies go into meat and dairy production, but less than half a per cent goes into fruit and vegetable production.


1 comment:

Ken Houghton said...

Actually, it's probably worse than that. The subsidy of < 0.5% probably is negated by the explicit prohibitions against growing fruits and vegetables in the current farm bill. See here for a summary.