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Farm Subsidies Act

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Cameron Mertz

on 15 March 2016

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Transcript of Farm Subsidies Act

Thank You!
Farm policy moved toward overproduction of grain in '70s
Obesity epidemic dated back to this time
Made into fine flour
Raise blood sugar and accumulate fat
Rising Percentages
Overweight adults increased by 30%
Obese adults increased by 15%
Sugar-sweetened drinks are major contributor to childhood obesity
Cause 30% increase in calorie intake
Health Risks
US adults at high risk for health disease due to diet
Type two diabetes, stroke, heart disease
Contracting diabetes will be 1 in 3 children born in 2000
30,000 Americans dies from obesity annually
Unequal Marketplace
Calorie per calorie processed foods are cheaper
More accessible
Decreasing prices causes half of increase in obesity
Slow the Rising Obesity Levels
Cameron Mertz
Mr. Rogers Period 2
Farm Subsidies Act
1/3 of US adults are obese
risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and cancer
unhealthy diets are major contributer
Overproduction of Grain
Used in health promoting foods
Processed so that they have no nutritional value
Consumers choice
Costumers not always informed on what their buying
Possible false or deceptive information
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