The US and EU supply almost $90 billion annually in agricultural subsidies

May 9, 2015

"In the US and EU, the dominant productivist model is reinforced through almost $90 billion in public subsidies annually for agriculture." (CIS 8)

 

Source: 2011 Farm Subsidy Database, Environmental Working Group, http://farm.ewg.org/region.php?fips=00000. In 2010, the EU put 56.8 billion Euros into agricultural subsidies. Europa, Eur-Lex. “2010 General Budget: Title 05--Agricultural and rural development.” European Commission, Sep. 11, 2012. http://ec.europa.eu/agriculture/statistics/agricultural/2012/pdf/c4-1-34... [verified 4/25/14]

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