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Which Garden Model Should We Be Showering with Our Taxdollars?

Jun 13, 2011

I was really inspired by the diversity and nutritiousness of the crops planted in the White House kitchen garden this spring (see above) and thought it would be eye-opening - not to mention jaw-dropping - to see what the White House garden would look like if it were planted to reflect the relative importance of the crops that our taxdollars are actually supporting.

As you'll see, there's very little resemblance between America's Kitchen Garden and our "Subsidy Garden." I know that some will say that countries shouldn't be subsidizing agiculture at all, but the reality is that they are and, as long as they are, citizens should have a voice in how those subsidies are spent.

Americans' Subsidy Garden

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