Just read: The challenge to delivering fresh produce to your store and door
Excerpt: "Public health advocates have long lamented that the USDA’s nutrition advice doesn’t align with how the institution actually spends its money, and they often point to crop subsidies as the most glaring example. Between 2008 and 2012, for example, fruits and vegetables and other specialty crops got just under one-half of 1 percent of all the subsidies that were doled out. A full 80 percent of those payments went to supporting grains used in all manner of foods, to feed livestock and to fuel our cars, and oils, like what we use to fry potato chips."
The full article by Author: Helena Bottemiller Evich, is fascinating.