Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Top 9 Foods the Government is Paying for You to Eat


The United States federal government paid American farmers $12.3 billion in 2009 to boost crop production. While this number may seem high, it is actually nearly the lowest amount paid to farmers in the past 10 years.

The reason farmers are paid to grow certain crops is to ensure that they grow more for the country, while at the same time making the same amount of money. What some people aren’t completely aware of is the huge impact that the subsidies have on what ends up on our plate – in plain sight or otherwise.

Corn alone took in a whopping $77.1 billion from the government between 1995 and 2010.

The U.S. government continues to be a major player in the national food business, with subsidies continuing to grow. Here are the top 9 food products that the government most heavily subsidizes:  READ MORE

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