Originally Posted by LeafUF
Yeah, I actually first got onto the food industries less than stellar practices by watching Food Inc.
I am not opposed to businesses putting profits first and working toward that goal. Its not a corporations job to make sure people are healthy. The government on the other hand providing subsidies that makes it easier for them to make profits in conflict to trying to promote healthier lifestyles is complete bs.
Yes, make (generic) your dollars, I'm all about it. But the market is being manipulated, coming and going. I blame both sides, it's a huge scheme that each profit from. I would actually be in favor of subsidies for healthy foods, especially now that we've subsidized ourselves into a nation of fat sickos.
Ideally, we'd not subsidize at all. As the guy at the convenience store says, he knows his store would sell more broccoli than corn chips if broccoli cost less. If I'm forced to pay people to eat something, at least make it something that costs me less later (in health costs and the related losses of productivity that goes with it.)