The False Food Economy

Jake from pointed out this NPR Interview on our eating habits to me. The interview is great. Michael Pollan, the interviewee, is intelligent and brings up many points that you don’t always hear in this area.

Here’s a great statistic for those who claim they can’t afford to buy organic foods or go to Whole Foods because of the cost.

In 1960, Americans spent 18% of their income on food and 5% on healthcare. Today we spend 9.5% on food, 16% on healthcare.

So the combined total of these two is consistently around 25%, but which would you rather spend your cash on?

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