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Killer Slime, Dead Birds, an Expunged Map: The Dirty Secrets of European Farm Subsidies - The New York Times

Killer Slime, Dead Birds, an Expunged Map: The Dirty Secrets of European Farm Subsidies - The New York Times

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The map juxtaposed pollution in northern Italy with the European Union subsidies paid to farmers in the region. The overlap was undeniable... The map was expunged from the group’s final reports... an approximation confirms ... the most heavily subsidized areas had the worst pollution...

the bloc’s $65-billion-a-year agricultural subsidy program ... 40 percent of its budget ... is underwriting anti-democratic forces across the continent and is administered by officials who benefit from the payments...serious environmental consequences...

many had considered greening “the answer to all our prayers... it hasn’t worked”... European officials proposed dedicating 25 percent of future budgets toward fighting climate change,.. written the farm bill to automatically label a portion of the subsidies as addressing climate change... “greenwashing” to avoid politically difficult changes...

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