Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Where can we find the money?

Here's a terrific Letter to the Editor from today's New York Times, courtesy of an economist from the US Air Force Academy:
To the Editor:

Re "Lettuce From the Garden, With Worms" (column, June 21):

Nicholas D. Kristof makes a compelling case for the link between how our food is produced and our health. He doesn't mention that agricultural subsidies (on sugar and corn, for instance) are one reason Twinkies are cheaper than broccoli. Here's a suggestion for how to pay for health care reform: Eliminate all agricultural subsidies.

Kate Silz-Carson
Colorado Springs, June 22, 2009
I couldn't have said it better myself.

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