Tell Congress: Stop Subsidizing Obesity

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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.

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Stop subsidizing obesity

Dear Representative,

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.

Sincerely,
[Your Name]
[Your Address]
[City, State ZIP]

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