July 12, 2005

Blame Corn... And Nixon!

Things I didn't know: "The true cause of America's obesity epidemic is the government-subsidized over-production of corn. Thanks to Earl Butz, the Nixon-era agriculture secretary who inaugurated the current farm subsidy system, since the 1970s Big Food has been able to super-size soda pop (made of high-fructose corn syrup) and hamburgers (made of corn-fed beef) without having to raise prices."
-- Brad Plumer 3:24 PM || ||