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Is Healthy Food Just for Rich People?

Is Healthy Food Just for Rich People?

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The proposed FRESH initiative to open more grocery stores in poor neighborhoods can't be passed soon enough. Healthy food is practically unattainable to low-income eaters, according to two recent articles. “Achieving sustainability will mean that prices will have to go up,” says a global produce buyer for Whole Foods Market on Gourmet.com. Affluent people are healthier precisely because they have access to a better diet, says a report parsed by the Atlantic. It might be amusing when Top Chef contestants have to make a meal from a convenience store, but many impoverished families do just that.

Politics of the Plate: The Price is Wrong [Gourmet]
Why Are Affluent People Healthier? [Atlantic]

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