Farm Subsidies

Good Medicine asks why a salad costs more than a Big Mac?  The accompanying graphic answers the question quite succinctly.  (go look at the graphic and come back)

I am surprised by how little the government subsidizes fruits and veggies.

On another note, did anyone else catch the UN calling the use of Ethanol a crime against humanity?  I hope this finally gives the bio-fuel folks pause.  It does seem stupid to burn food for fuel.  The bio-diesel was a great idea for a few people…but now that it is getting more popular it is a bad idea…why didn’t the advocates keep their mouths shut, stay in their insulated world and remain smug?