Washington, D.C. — Barack Obama appeared to link farming with some of the
nation's leading health problems, including obesity and heart disease, in a
recent interview.Obama - citing an article by Michael Pollan, an author and
outspoken critic of U.S. farm policy - told Time magazine that agriculture is
"partly responsible for the explosion in our health care costs because they're
contributing to type 2 diabetes, stroke and heart disease, obesity, all the
things that are driving our huge explosion in health care costs."
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