Our tax dollars should only go to things that serve the
public good, yet we’re handing out taxpayer subsidies to profitable
corporations including Cargill and Monsanto that are pocketing tens of billions
in taxpayer dollars and turning subsidized crops like corn into junk food
ingredients like high-fructose corn syrup. It’s all the more outrageous at a
time when one-in-three kids is overweight or obese, and obesity-related
diseases like diabetes are turning into an epidemic.
You can make the difference, because no one in Congress
wants to be seen standing up for taxpayer giveaways for junk food. Given public
concern about obesity and federal spending, your support can help us finally
beat Big Ag and end subsidies for junk food. Take action today.
Stop subsidizing obesity
Please put an end to the commodity subsidies that go to big agribusinesses and help subsidize junk food. Since 1995, we have spent $17 billion in taxpayer subsidies on junk food ingredients including high fructose corn syrup.In light of the difficult budget decisions we are making as a country, and the epidemic of childhood obesity that affects one in five school-age kids, these subsidies are unacceptable. Please cut them from the federal budget and the reauthorization of the Farm Bill.
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