At any rate, it's not the government's job to slap our hands when we reach for the burger meal over the bag of carrots.
Our govt. takes 40 BILLION of our tax dollars each year and gives it to junk food, monsanto, ADM, mega commodities like corn and corn syrup etc - fed to cattle in feedlots ( causing e coli ) - that's why that stuff that's so incredibly over processed, bad for the environment, bad for your health is so cheap.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Pollan
Small organic family farms producing Avocados, etc. get nada.
In terms of free market capitalism, this is an unlevel playing field for competition of our food dollars that we spend each year. Our govt. invests in the wrong stuff for us and it costs us our health as a nation.
Obesity kills near 400K per year, not as many as smoking and heart disease - but still A LOT of people !
THANKS metta8 for being a step ahead