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Selling Out Health for Votes – 24 August 2007
By Mary T. Hoffman

Yesterday I wrote about the way the government undermines children’s health by buying surplus animal products from the powerful animal agriculture industry for use in school lunch programs: 

The following article underscores the fact that government subsidies of animal products are detrimental to the public’s health:

A 25 percent decline in heart disease in Poland in the early 1990s coincided with the country’s switch to a market economy that ended government subsidies to meat. A switch primarily to vegetable fats and the increased importation of fruit were also seen as factors in the decline, according to a report made by a team of multinational researchers. The authors of the report noted that the decline was “apparently without precedent in peacetime.” (From 101 Reasons Why I’m a Vegetarian, Sixth Edition, by Pamela Rice)

As long as the government gives priority to lobbyists of animal exploiting industries over the health of their citizens, what do you expect!

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