Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Poor People Cannot Afford Healthy Food

For poor people to eat healthy food is almost impossible, says Jaap Seidell, professor of nutrition and health at the Amsterdam Free University. He claims that poor people buy cheap products which contain more fat, calories, salt and sugar and cannot afford healthier items such as vegetables and fruit. He predicts that the price difference between healthy and unhealthy foods will continue to increase. Due to large-scale production, prices of fast food and pre-packed meals will remain low, while fresh vegetables and fruit will become luxury products.

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