Basically if the government didn’t actively displace the market in food production, Americans could all be eating a diet mostly consisting of grass fed meat without a shortage of food.[/quote]
Agree, but it isn’t that simple.
Without the government subs the grains grown here would be more expensive than importing them.
Nabisco, Craft & Wonder Bread would import. People would stop growing domestically. Then WWIII comes along and the country people were buying from gets nuked or joins the wrong team and blammo, no bread in 'mer-ka[/quote]
No bread in America might actually be the best thing for it. Replace all those grains with grasss, cows, pigs and chickens and we all eat delicious, fatty steaks, jamon, and pastured eggs.
Let’s not even get into the unsustainable growing methods that are used for corn and soy.