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The Farm Bill

GOP Hypocrisy and the Farm Bill

Michael Tanner | Posted 09.11.2013 | Politics
Michael Tanner

Whenever Republicans cut spending for a social welfare program, Democrats claim that it's not unaffordable spending that the Republicans dislike, but poor people. By passing the farm bill this week -- after stripping spending for the food stamp program -- House Republicans showed that that stereotype is largely true.

Why Are Twinkies Cheaper Than Carrots?

John Robbins | Posted 08.01.2012 | Healthy Living
John Robbins

If you want to eat healthfully, you have to fight an uphill battle. Why are government subsidies pushing in the wrong direction?

Why the Farm Bill Matters

Maria Rodale | Posted 01.15.2012 | Green
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Amy Blankstein of Just Food, a non-profit that turns "food deserts" (i.e., neighborhoods underserved by supermarkets and other food ...

Oh No! The Farm Bill Stole My Baby! (video)

Nicole Betancourt | Posted 01.02.2012 | Home
Nicole Betancourt

Do you ever wonder why highly processed foods are so profitable for the food industry? The Farm Bill makes their primary ingredients cheaper, and fa...