Food Fight in Congress

No, the food fight I’m referring to is doesn’t involve Trent Lott throwing a pie at Ted Kennedy (as fun as that would be to watch), I’m talking about impending Congressional action on the farm bill. The Albuquerque Tribune had an excellent op-ed outlining how the perverse system of subsidies costs us billions of dollars every year and hurts America’s health.
Although limiting subsidies and eliminating those that subsidize certain unhealthy foods would be a good start, the Washington-based Cato Institute has outlined a more comprehensive plan to eliminate subsidies and spur global free trade.
Agricultural reform and specifically the elimination of subsidies is not just a “conservative” issue, but environmentalists and anti-poverty advocates have embraced.