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Obama’s ‘Secretary of Food’?

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Nice little op-ed piece,

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/11/opinion/11kristof.html?em

I particularly liked this from it,

"One measure of the absurdity of the system: Every year you, the American taxpayer, send me a check for $588 in exchange for me not growing crops on timberland I own in Oregon (I forward the money to a charity). That’s right. The Agriculture Department pays a New York journalist not to grow crops in a forest in Oregon."

and also,

"One study suggests that these large operations receive, in effect, a $24 subsidy for each hog raised. We face an obesity crisis and a budget crisis, and we subsidize bacon?"

Make sure to check out,

www.fooddemocracynow.org