Take a peek at the USDA's dietary guidelines, and you'll find it suggests eating more plant-based foods and less saturated fat. The only problem? They're all talk.
This chart, courtesy of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, clearly marks how our recent spending history has fared. 63% of food subsidies have supported the meat and dairy industries, while less than 1% have gone to fruits and vegetables, the very foods the USDA claims we should eat more of. Well, they sure aren't making it easy, are they?
Want to make a difference? Tell your elected officials to do something about it before the 2012 Farm Bill is put to a vote.