Friday, November 23, 2007

Department Of Duh?

This is a big problem for the Chequamegon Food Coop & many other stores that offer good, organic foods. As long as government on every level keeps supporting factory agriculture, the poor & elderly will continue to suffer. As usual, the diet of an American is not always an uniformed choice, but a forced nightmare.
In this land and season of plenty, low-income and rural Americans continue to have difficulty finding healthy foods that are affordable, a new study finds.

One study shows that low-income Americans now would have to spend up to 70 percent of their food budget on fruits and vegetables to meet new national dietary guidelines for healthy eating.

And a second study found that in rural areas, convenience stores far outnumber supermarkets and grocery stores

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