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Why does a salad cost more than a Big Mac?

25 March, 2010 (11:18) | Editorial | By: Editor

That is the qupyramid.jpgestion posed on the blog Good.Is.

Part of the reason, according to the post, is that a huge proportion of our food subsidies go to meat while only 0.37 percent go to fruits and vegetables.

That makes meat and dairy artificially cheap, so we end up consuming more of it than we should, and getting fatter.

Just think how much healthier our public transportation systems would  be if most of the federal subsidies didn’t go to highways.

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