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Junk Food Costs Less Than Fruits and Vegetables: Are We Surprised?

Ed Levine 23 comments

Junk food is cheap, cheaper in fact than fresh, healthy food! Junk food has more calories than its cheaper, healthier counterparts, so poor folks gravitate to junk food to fill up. These sad, obvious, and true findings are contained in a study conducted and released by researchers at the University of Washington. Serious Eaters, what can we as a society do if anything to deal with this? Healthy eating really does cost more, the New York Times reported. According to the paper, "That's what University of Washington researchers found when they compared the prices of 370 foods sold at supermarkets in the Seattle area. Calorie for calorie, junk foods not only cost less than fruits and vegetables, but junk food... More

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