Farm Bill 101: Don’t be Chicken
Before you run away, let me be the first to admit the Farm Bill, and relevant issues we may vote on in November, seems a tad overwhelming and maybe just a wee bit boring. But I’ll also admit that I believe anyone who eats should know something about what they’re putting in their mouths and why.
So I was glad to see the big concepts wrangled into this accessible, and even interesting, Farm Bill Interactive Infographic that addresses how we determine which foods are cheap and plentiful. It encourages us to ask how we’ve established funding for certain nutrition programs or farm subsidies, and who benefits? Is it the environment, farmers, consumers? Or is it companies like Monsanto, Tyson and Coca-Cola?