3/11/10

Why unhealthy foods cost less than healthy ones?

http://economix.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/03/09/why-a-big-mac-costs-less-than-a-salad/


This is an interesting comment, and some evidence on why some foods are more abundant and available, despite the fact that they are less healthy for consumption, whereas other foods that we should be consuming, are becoming more expensive. I wonder why obesity then is attributed solely to "poor individual choices" when it is clear that the environment has become so invaded by bad food, that good choices are very hard to make. This is another strike against the so called "free market", which is obviously not free (at least not for everyone). Under this market, big companies, while acting as "persons" under the law, have more access to the spheres of influence and resources, than the hypothetical individual that the free marked supposedly serves. 

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