I am speaking with Scott Barton about global food politics and corporate opportunism. “Attendance is open to all and the spirit, as always at Symposium events, will be as co-operative, lively and inclusive as possible.” Register here. This is at 2:00 p.m. East Coast time.
USDA: subsidizing F&V won’t do much good
The USDA has a new report out analyzing the effects of a 10% subsidy on fruits and vegetables. This, its economists say, would increase consumption a little, but not enough to meet recommendations and the cost would be hundreds of millions of dollars a year. Does this mean that lowering the cost of F&V isn’t worth the trouble? Why am I not convinced by this argument?