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Old 02-03-2012, 10:43 AM   #19
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Originally Posted by Dr. Feelgood View Post
I wish I were. Subsidizing the U.S. sugar industry in order to cripple Cuba's economy has been part of our foreign policy for fifty years now. One reason sugar is routinely added to so many processed foods is because it's dirt cheap; and it's dirt cheap because it's U.S. foreign policy to keep the cost of sugar low.
Not just cane sugar but other cash crops like corn, potatoes, soy, and wheat. These foods and their derivatives are in processed food because they are so cheap. And companies like Monsanto have powerful lobbies and will do whatever it takes to keep prices low even if it means driving smaller farmers and farms out of business and compromising the quality of the crop itself. Sugar itself will never be taxed in this country, however processed foods made with sugar just might get taxed at some point.
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