U.S. Farm Spending Diverges from Nutritional Guidelines
Legislation/Policy Article from All-Creatures.org

FROM AFA Agriculture Fairness Alliance
September 2021

The USDA has an opportunity to increase federal spending on the production, distribution, and accessibility of fruits, vegetables, and food crops that deliver adequate dietary fiber. In doing so, more Americans might be attaining the daily dietary goals laid out in the DGA.

Agriculture Fairness Alliance

The Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA) recommends making “half your plate fruits & vegetables.”1

Yet, the DGA also observes that 80-90% of Americans fail to consume the recommended amounts of vegetables and fruits.

Meanwhile Americans consume too many refined grains, and for the most part eat adequate amounts of meat, poultry, and eggs.

Interestingly, these dietary intakes seem to correlate with federal farm spending.


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