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How Your Tax Dollars Are Used Against You by Promoting Obesity and Disease

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  • The United States is the No. 1 per capita consumer of corn in the world; HFCS and other corn-derivatives work their way into nearly every kind of processed food on the market
  • Agricultural policies in the U.S. contribute to the poor health of Americans and play an important role in the ever-worsening obesity epidemic by promoting consumption of cheap junk food that wreak metabolic havoc
  • Fifty-six percent of calories consumed in the U.S. between 2001 and 2006 came from government-subsidized commodities such as corn, soy and wheat — foods associated with a greater probability of cardiometabolic risks
  • Earlier research has also noted that “federal farm subsidies promote unsustainable agriculture while also failing to reward good stewardship”

By Dr. Mercola

Poor health is typically the result of a metabolically inappropriate diet. Many studies have confirmed that processed foods and sugary beverages are significant contributors to obesity and chronic disease, including cancer.


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