commodity subsidy

Eliminating food deserts isn’t enough. The nation’s diet problem calls for sustained community attention--and better federal policy.
May 17, 2012

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: Many commentators have speculated that agricultural policies have contributed to increased obesity rates in the United States, yet such claims are often made without any analysis of the complex links between real-world farm commodity support programs, prices and consumption of foods, and caloric intake.
March 2, 2012