Should healthful foods be subsidized?


Subsidizing healthful foods is advocated for by Dr. Casey Means, who highlights the significant health benefits that could arise from such a policy. Current subsidies are predominantly directed toward commodity crops like corn, soy, and wheat, which are primarily used in ultra-processed foods detrimental to metabolic health. Shifting subsidies to support health-promoting, minimally processed or whole foods could greatly benefit public health by making healthier options more affordable and accessible. This would help address the negative impacts of existing subsidies that favor crops used in harmful processed foods. 1

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Dr. Casey emphasizes the importance of cutting out ultra processed foods from our diets and replacing them with minimally processed or unprocessed whole foods. She discusses the challenges of public policy and the need to subsidize healthful foods instead of those causing harm to metabolic health.

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