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Your Nation

Learn about how national government can influence foods in the marketplace

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Many laws that impact the food system in a variety of ways, including what farmers are likely to grow, how food marketing is regulated, and the types of benefits government food and nutrition programs provide.

Be Informed About the US Food System

  • Make it a point to read newspaper articles that focus on food supply issues in your community and nationally.
  • Read a book on food policy and the food system.
  • Consider taking a course at your local community college to learn about what affects the foods available for you to buy.
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The information included on this site is for educational purposes only. It is not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice.


Between 1995 and 2010, the U.S. government spent $262 billion dollars on agricultural subsidies that helped to produce corn syrup, high-fructose corn syrup, corn starch, and soy oils.