Brad Plumer has a helpful list of winners and losers in the White House budget. If you want to understand the president’s proposal at a deeper level than a soundbite (but a shallower level than actually reading the whole thing), I recommend starting here.
One small quibble: Plumer’s list of losers includes “farms and agribusinesses.”
Eliminating food deserts isn’t enough. The nation’s diet problem calls for sustained community attention--and better federal policy.
Christopher Shea highlights a new study that analyzes the effect of U.S. grain and soy subsidies on the American diet. The study's abstract leads with its contrarian, we're-taking-on-Michael-Pollan angle: