Apr 11, 2010

Conflicted nutrutional messages

What do y'all think of this?


4 comments:

Sherpa said...

I think it's a fallacy. I don't support farmer subsidies in 2010, but this isn't the reason one is more expensive than the other. Not to mention, you can buy a side salad at McD's for a dollar.

NoSurfGirl said...

It's true, salad at McD's costs less than Hamburgers at McD's. I'd like to see the other side of this argument, actually. Does anyone have any links?

For me the real question is, why is meat so much less expensive than it should be (considering the proportion of grain it takes to feed a cow, per pound of product, as compared to the price of grain itself? And vegetables?) There is something a little off about the numbers, when you think about it (I think.)

Sherpa said...

There's many reasons meat is relatively inexpensive--although it's expensive out here compared to Utah. I eat mostly vegetarian partly because it's cheaper.

The price of grain, the feedlot industry, the fact that almost all slaughter houses are now deunionized-there's other reasons.

Then there's the fact that many veggies are fairly fragile, and then there's the harvesting of both. Many veggies have to be shipped so they aren't going to be damaged.

Anyway, the reason that illustration is a fallacy is because there's so much more driving the cost of both than just government subsidies.

michele said...

I saw this a few weeks ago, and I still don't know what to think of it. But I do wish that fresh fruits/vegs were cheaper, because I eat so many!