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After we've all been feasting ...

Have you ever wondered why a salad costs more than a Big Mac? Here's the answer ... (see graphic)

The US Government subsidizes certain sectors of the food industry. The impacts of these subsidies are far-reaching, contributing not only to obesity and ill-health here, but also to poverty and economic distress around the world. The Farm Bill will be debated in the year ahead and voted on in 2012 ... it's one of those pieces of legislation that those of us concerned about social justice need to stay informed about. Bread for the World is a great place to check in with on the subject. Here's a good resource...