Wednesday, November 16, 2011

The Farm Bill Explained: "The Biggest Farm Bill Loser"

The best food-related animation short of 2011 is Chipotle's "Back to the Start" (if you haven't seen it, two minutes of your time demands it), but another worth entry in the genre is Food & Water Watch's "The Biggest Farm Bill Loser," which encapsulates the under-the-radar, every-five-years Farm Bill that dictates this country's food policy.

Watch below to get a sense of how concentrated power (made possible by Big Food's cozy relationship with our elected politicians) has made us a sick—and getting sicker—nation. (If you are receiving The Delicious Truth via email, click here to watch the video.)

For a more in-depth discussion of the Farm Bill and its consequences, click here to read Mark Bittman's column last week in The New York Times, which delves into the political dealings and policy minutiae of this enormously important—but virtually neglected—piece of legislation.

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