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Do Farm Subsidies Cause Obesity? Dispelling Common Myths About Public Health and the Farm Bill

It is often argued that farm subsidies have led to the overproduction of commodity crops, and removing these subsidies would help combat obesity by discouraging overproduction of crops that are the base ingredients of unhealthy foods. This white paper analyzes the public health and agricultural economic literature and primary and secondary agriculture policy documents to More

Date: October 2011

Resource Type: Report

Focus Areas: Food Access Nutrition Policy & Programs Pricing & Economics