Thursday, 11 March 2010

Why better food is more expensive than junk…

This image is taken from the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine  website via Michael Tobis' climate science blog Only in it for the Gold . It shows how meat and diary production are massively subsidised whereas vegetables and fruit are more or less ignored.
A picture paints a thousand words, and this one has figures too. It more or less speaks for itself. The only thing to watch out for is that these figures relate to American agricultural subsidies, but highly distorting subsidies like this are rife in Europe too.

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