Wednesday, June 20, 2012

USDA loans $25M for diet cola sweetener

In addition to the USDA money, the company received $44 million in Energy Department grants and $10 million from the state ($79 million in subsidies, total).

Really? Nearly $80 million in subsidies for an artificial sweetener? Something that on the whole is probably worse for you than sugar? I guess I shouldn't expect anything else from the kind of minds that bring you things like bans on large sodas... -