Good News—Farm Subsidies Aren't the Cause of the Obesity "Epidemic"


So says a new study from researchers at the University of California at Davis. To wit:

The claim that farm subsidies have contributed significantly to making Americans fat by making fattening foods relatively cheap and abundant has become accepted as "fact" in the popular media. We show that there is no evidence to support this claim. While many arguments can be made for changing farm subsidies, even entirely eliminating the current programs would not have any significant influence on obesity trends.

However, farm subsidies are still ineffective, wasteful and unfair.

Hat tip to Andy Fell.