Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Does that corn field make my ass look fat?

While Im very much in favor of expanding health coverage anyway we can I believe its only one leg of the stool when it comes to containing health costs.   Our on going policy of farm welfare creates surpluses in some of the least healthy food by-products like high fructose corn syrup but leaves growers of fresh fruits and vegetables out in the cold when it comes to government hand outs and that adds significant costs to our health care system on the  back end, as it were.

Farm welfare recipients and their lobby go to no end of trouble in pointing out that there is yet no definitive link between increased use of  corn syrup and higher rates of obesity and they're correct, but it would take a fool to ignore the import of this kind of correlation.

1 comment:

  1. Yep. It's tough to cut them grains from the diet.