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Junk Food Subsidies Since 1995 Could Buy Nearly 52 Billion Twinkies

Junk Food Subsidies Since 1995 Could Buy Nearly 52 Billion Twinkies | Food | Scoop.it
Make no mistake, the U.S. federal government is doing everything it can to make sure your junk food urges are fulfilled on the cheap.

 

A new study, conducted by a federation of state Public Interest Research Groups, or U.S. PIRG, finds that the U.S. government has spent $19.2 billion subsidizing corn and soy junk food ingredients since 1995.

 

That completely dwarfs the $689 million allotted for Apple subsidies over that period, even though apples are the only fruit or vegetable to receive a substantial government subsidy.

 

To put that into perspective, U.S. PIRG notes, the money spent on junk food subsidies since 1995 is enough to buy nearly 52 billion Twinkies, which, if laid out end to end, could encircle the globe 132 times...


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Stephanie T Holland's curator insight, July 29, 2013 5:03 AM

The U.S. government has spent $19.2 billion subsidizing corn and soy junk food ingredients since 1995. Wow.

Alex's curator insight, September 22, 2013 6:07 PM

Where do sports stadiums get their junk food and why is cheap for them to get them but expensive for them to sell them