Agriculture, Food Industry and Health: USA case study

Here is a useful summary of the unsustainability of our food supply system, linking agribusiness, the fast food giants, Big Pharma, escalating health bills and the failure of governments to act. To this unhealthy mix might be added a range of perverse grants, subsidies and let-out clauses that keep this malign system staggeringly along. Of course, soil erosion, aquifer depletion and so forth will eventually bring it down but it might be wise to end it now before it ends us.

That America is in the throes of a systemic health crisis can no longer be denied. According to the U.S. Department of Health And Human Services, more than two-thirds (68.8 percent) of adults are over

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