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Food as Medicine – Is a Food Revolution Coming?

Touch the Soil News #658 (feature photo – USDAgov CC 2.0) You will shake your head over the numbers in the graphs below. It’s a comparison of food and health care expenditures. The first graph is in total U.S. dollars, the second graph is on a per-capita basis. While there is a lot to this story, one of the underlying themes is the trajectory that industrial agriculture has embraced – chemical residues in food and processed foods in which nutrition is compromised. In 1960, the nation spent $74.6 billion on food and only $27.2 billion on health care expenditures. Spending more on food than health care came to an end in…

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