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The salad pyramid

(article, Culinate staff)

The blog The Consumerist recently posted a graphic comparing federal nutrition recommendations to federal agriculture subsidies. Titled "Why A Salad Costs More Than A Big Mac," the graphic shows two pyramids: one with the relatively balanced nutritional guidelines, and one with nearly 75 percent of the pyramid eaten up by federal subsidies for meat and dairy. Even if you have quibbles with the nutritional pyramid, the ag pyramid is astonishing.