Thursday, September 29, 2011

Just plain wrong.

The “fact” that junk food is cheaper than real food has become a reflexive part of how we explain why so many Americans are overweight, particularly those with lower incomes. I frequently read confident statements like, “when a bag of chips is cheaper than a head of broccoli …” or “it’s more affordable to feed a family of four at McDonald’s than to cook a healthy meal for them at home.”

From Here.


Evil_Klown said...

Fast food is not the problem. Fat people eat too much. Sorry to get so "science-tific."

Evil_Klown said...

But yes, the media constantly blames everything and everyone ... except the fatty, of course ... not fatty's fault.

nitwit/scot said...

It's worth fourteen bucks not to have to buy it, make it and clean it up. Tastes better, too.

nitwit/scot said...

Actually, I should qualify that previous remark. If I had a woman to make it for me and clean up afterwards, I'd much prefer an nice, homemade chicken dinner. My mother and grandmother actually cooked. But being that my current situation dictates that I'm the chef, waiter and dishwasher; I'll pay to eat a Big Mac (whose quality--sadly-- has declined shockingly in recent years).

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