In 2011 the USDA counted two tablespoons of tomato paste as a serving of vegetables, why don’t Americans eat their veggies?
The U.S. Doesn't Have Enough Of The Vegetables We're Supposed To Eat
“If you are looking for proof that Americans' vegetable habits lean towards french fries and ketchup, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has it: Nearly 50 percent of vegetables and legumes available in the U.S. in 2013 were either tomatoes or potatoes.”
Why don’t taxpayers subsidize the foods that are better for us?
“Read the farm bill, and a big problem jumps right out at you: Taxpayers heavily subsidize corn and soy, two crops that facilitate the meat and processed food we’re supposed to eat less of, and do almost nothing for the fruits and vegetables we’re supposed to eat more of.”
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