You probably already knew this on some level but this recent study
from the University of Washington (Hi Seattle! Hi!!!) backs you up: healthy food is more expensive than gastronomous garbage. Calorie for calorie, junk food is cheaper. Not only that but the price of said junk has stayed the same or dropped while healthy food, especially fresh produce, has risen by 20%, outpacing inflation. Sigh.
Dr. Adam Drewnowski, director of the center for Public Health Nutrition summed it up: “We are an overfed but undernourished nation.”
The problem anymore isn’t can the people afford food but rather can they afford nutritious food? Economic disparities of this type can have huge consequences for a society. Marie Antionette’s “Let them eat cake” takes on a whole new meaning now, doesn’t it?