Is there a connection: farm policy and obesity?

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The University of California, Davis will be hosting a two-day workshop May 21-22 to discuss the nation’s farm and food policy and the problem of obesity, reports the Central Valley Business Times.

According to the report, speakers will address range of government policies that influence obesity through their effects food prices and beverages or commodities used to produce them.

An analysis by UC Davis and Iowa State University researchers indicates there is no evidence to support the claim that farm subsidies, by making fattening foods relatively cheap and abundant, contribute to obesity.

Highlights from a four-year project exploring the effects of agricultural and food policies on obesity will be presented.

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Source: Central Valley Business Times



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