Our current food system is literally breaking our hearts -- and it's also breaking the bank. Investing in healthy food instead of subsidizing processed junk foods will save lives and dollars.
The latest scientific research shows that if Americans ate just one more serving of fruit or vegetables a day, we would prevent 30,000 premature deaths each and every year, just from heart diseases and strokes. And we'd save 5 billion dollars in national medical costs related to those diseases. That's enough to buy a year's worth of groceries for 1.8 million Americans.
Taxpayers wind up paying twice for our unhealthy food system.As individuals we can and should try to choose healthier foods. But there's more we can do.
Contact your Congressional representatives and urge them to favor investments in healthy food, instead of subsidizing unhealthy, processed foods that are making us sick.