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What the White House garden would look like if it were planted with tax-dollar funded crops.

DURING MY RESEARCH for an article on gardening I came across this infographic posted by Kitchen Gardeners. In the first illustration is the current layout of the White House garden; a seemingly healthy variety of vegetables and something similar you’d expect to see in anyone’s backyard garden.

The second illustration postulates what the White House garden would look like if it were planted with the most heavily subsidized crops in the nation. As the infographic reveals, the majority of $11 billion dollars per year goes into funding farms that grow crops — most of which we don’t even eat — using pesticides, herbicides, and genetically modified seeds. What’s wrong with this picture? [Click to enlarge]

[Feature photo: fishhawk]

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Carlo Alcos

Carlo is the Dean of Education at MatadorU and a Managing Editor at Matador. Like him on Facebook and follow him on Twitter. He lives in Nelson, British Columbia.

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