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American Heart Association: The Price of Food has Life and Death Consequences

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Touch the Soil News #334 NPR radio recently reported on a subject that is touchy when it comes to politics and things financial. According to researchers at this week’s American Heart Association’s Epidemiology meeting in Phoenix, lowering the price of fruits and vegetables by 30 percent can save nearly 200,000 lives over 15 years. The researchers found that lowering prices is more effective at saving lives than the traditional campaigns to encourage consumption of fruit and vegetables, like “5 A Day.” Lower prices for fruits and vegetables means better health across the population regardless of age, gender, race and ethnicity. According to the researchers, changes in prices determine levels of…

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