The Fruits of Civilization (75-4) Junk Food

Junk Food

Americans are consuming way too many sugary foods. Nearly 40% of US adults are obese, and less than 20% attain recommendations for fruits and vegetables. ~ American epidemiologist Amy Auchincloss

Much of what is sold in supermarkets as food hardly qualifies: it may sustain, but hardly counts as nutritious. Processed foods are seldom wholesome, nor is meat nor milk products.

This is the greatest food waste: consumption of unhealthy substances instead of fruits, vegetables, and seeds. Further, from a societal well-being standpoint, the economics are all wrong: junk food is cheap.

Healthier, perishable foods are nearly twice as expensive as unhealthy packaged foods. ~ American epidemiologist David Kern