There is a little-known piece of legislation called the Farm Bill that is coming up for discussion in Congress this year. It controls which crops are subsidized, the cost of food and school lunches, among other important issues relating to the food supply in our country. You can find two very informative articles about it here and here. If you would like to see our government move towards a policy that encourages agriculture to match a healthy diet, please contact your senators and representative and ask them to reform the Farm Bill. Oxfam has made it easy to get in touch with your representatives.
(I will now get off my soapbox. Thanks for listening!)