Going through my email this morning turned up the latest from farm policy. White House has laid out a graphic there that speaks loads about the disconnect between reality and what should be our Subsidy in this country…
I was really inspired by the diversity and nutritiousness of the crops planted in the Which Garden Model Should We Be Showering with Our Taxdollars? | Kitchen Gardeners International kitchen garden this spring (see above) and thought it would be eye-opening – not to mention jaw-dropping – to see what the White House garden would look like if it were planted to reflect the relative importance of the crops that our taxdollars are actually supporting.
As you’ll see, there’s very little resemblance between America’s Kitchen Garden and our “ Garden.” I know that some will say that countries shouldn’t be subsidizing agiculture at all, but the reality is that they are and, as long as they are, citizens should have a voice in how those subsidies are spent.
- What if the U.S.D.A Subsidized Gardens? (bittman.blogs.nytimes.com)
- If The White House Garden Grew Subsidized Crops (laurieanichols.wordpress.com)