Stuart and I sat around the kitchen table the other night talking about fast food.
What? What a surprise! We were talking about food!
My point I was trying to make was this: so many of us eat fast food because it's cheap.
But is it really?
First, it's important to take into account that the government subsidizes wheat and corn farmers, which all fast food is based off of. Basically, this means that the government pays farmers to grow wheat and corn for less than the cost of production. If wheat and corn were grown without government subsidies (which I believe they should be) this ‘cheap' food production would halt. Without cheap corn and wheat, well, goodbye McDonalds.
I could really get goin' on government subsidies, but alas, that is not my point. And as much as I would like to bring up the environmental impact of modern farming, I shant.
Back to ‘cheap' fast food.