Cows and Sugar: Why Agricultural Regulations are Harmful to Consumers and the Environment
February 20, 2013 | Politics/Current Events
The US government restricts sugar imports. The Everglades, sub-tropical wetlands in the southern Florida, are disappearing to make way for sugar plantations, because US farmers can sell domestic sugar at a higher price than the world market rate. Regulations also distort the dairy market. US consumers pay anywhere from 25 to 100% more for dairy products, thanks to government interference. Read about these regulations and their unintended consequences here.