As a college student with a limited budget, I find it difficult to eat healthy when junk foods are so much cheaper. I am able to function better in my studies when I eat a diet rich in produce.
However, with fresh spinach costing around $5 and soda with chips costing $3, I often have to settle for the unhealthy food that better fits my price range.
Taxpayer money is being used to subsidize these unhealthy foods, making it cheaper to sell foods like Twinkies than carrots. As a taxpayer, I would rather my money support wholesome foods as opposed to the junk foods contributing to the growing obesity issue in America.
These subsidies are not only wasteful in a time when so many public service programs are being cut, but unhealthy for our public. The public outcry needs to be louder so politicians can amend the Farm Bill and get rid of these wasteful subsidies, lowering our deficit and raising our health.