Michael Pollan: Twinkies vs. Carrots
Ever wondered why a Twinkie costs less than a carrot? How could a product with over 40 artifical ingredients possibly cost less than a vegetable that comes from the ground?endsnippet
The simple answer is it comes down to government subsidies -- our government is helping the makers of Twinkies and not the growers of whole foods and produce.
Watch Michael Pollan explain in this two-minute video: