Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Corn subsidies are still bad

I was sent a link to this article today dicussing the chemical fertilizer runoff from corn and soy farms in the midwest.
The most serious ongoing water pollution problem in the Gulf of Mexico originates not from oil rigs, as many people believe, but rainstorms and fields of corn and soybeans a thousand miles away in the Midwest. 
It's a big problem - drinking water is becoming polluted and toxic. Unfortunately you won't hear many politicians talking about it.  Maybe farming is not as easy a target as big bad evil oil companies, and you can't very well get on camera threating to "kick someone's ass" over fertilizer.  Just one reason among many they should stop all of the subsidies.

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