Are food subsidies a force for good? – Artemis Investment Management

By incentivising the production of unhealthy food, the current system of agricultural subsidies is damaging our health as well as our planet.

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... Key points:
  • Governments worldwide spend $540 billion on food subsidies every year.
  • Most of these subsidies are inefficient, degrade the environment and damage our health.
  • In the US, just 0.4% of subsidies are used to encourage the production of fresh fruit and vegetables.
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