Federal Priorities: Twinkies over Apples

August 31st, 2012 by MorganDowney Leave a reply »

A report from the Oregon Student Public Interest Research Group found that, “In the seventeen years between 1995 and 2011, taxpayers spent $18.2 billion subsidizing junk food ingredients; they spent $637 million on subsidies for apples. On average, every year, that’s $1.07 billion for junk food, and $37.4 million for apples.” See OSPIRG: Apples to Twinkies

 

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