Some of the problems which are made worse through the effects of US agricultural subsidies include:
- Increased obesity.
- Increased sugar consumption. (esp. corn syrup.)
- Increased 3rd world poverty.
- Soil erosion / exhaustion.
- Small farm failures.
- An increase in highly processed foods.
Is there a way to fix this mess? Not sure. It does seem like it deserves some serious attention, however.