Tuesday, November 30, 1999

Effects of Cheap Food

One horse commonly beaten to death in conversation among food-obsessed people like myself is agricultural policies leading to cheap corn and soybeans (among others). This leads to all sorts of cheap, crappy food that is not healthy, so we complain.

I've been thinking about this further though and trying to really grapple with what reality could look like without cheap commodified foodstuffs like corn, etc. The short version is whether the increase in bad health outcomes has really been offset by a decrease in hunger, malnutrition-related health problems?

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