I read a brilliant NYT article a month ago, and I’ve been thinking about it ever since. Michael Pollan explained the farm bill, and it turns out that the farm bill defines what Americans eat. We subsidize the hell out of corn, so we eat a lot of corn — corn is in 25% of everything on your grocery store’s shelves — which makes us and our food enormously unhealthy. If we spent that same money subsidizing locally-produced broccoli, chicken, tomatoes and apples, then we’d eat a lot of locally-produced broccoli, chicken, tomatoes and apples. You’ll learn an enormous amount from this lengthy article, so do yourself a favor and give it a read.