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Why Does a Salad Cost More Than a Big Mac?

by Andrew Price

March 14, 2010
Why does a salad cost more than a Big Mac? Part of the reason 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.
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Why Does a Salad Cost More Than a Big Mac?