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WHY are Americans getting fatter and fatter?

Posted Sep 14 2010 7:14pm

“The inflation-adjusted price of a McDonald’s quarter-pounder with cheese, for example, fell 5.44 percent from 1990 to 2007, according to an article on the economics of child obesity published in the journal Health Affairs. But the inflation-adjusted price of fruit and vegetables, which are not subject to federal largess, rose 17 percent just from 1997 to 2003, the study said. Cutting agricultural subsidies would have a big impact on people’s eating habits, says Dr. Popkin.”

- Natasha Singer, “Fixing a World that Fosters Fat”
via Fooducate

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