A family on a healthy diet can expect to pay $2,000 more a year for food than one having less nutritious meals, say researchers who recommend that the cost gap be closed. The research in Thursday’s issue of British Medical Journal Open reviewed 27 studies from 10 high-income countries to evaluate the price differences of foods and diet patterns.
Let the record reflect the conclusive result of empirical research spanning 27 studies from 10 countries: healthy eating is fucking expensive and people who deny this reality are annoying and full of shit.
Good point, this study looks at a merely “healthy” diet, meaning, getting all your basic nutrients; but can you imagine the result if you were to study the cost differential of an organic diet? Or a sustainable fair trade diet? Or an organic humanely-harvested vegan locavore diet? I hear people advocating these consumer luxuries as “activism” that’s supposed to save the fucking planet and my lip involuntarily snarls. All these things cost serious money, it’s not simply about educated lifestyle choices and morality toward animals. Most people are struggling to get by in the first place and can’t afford those feel-good extras.