Saturday, July 24, 2010

M&Ms and Externalized Costs

Theres's a great piece over at The Atlantic on how messed up food prices are:

Years ago a food scientist told me that M+M's cost less per calorie than almost anything else.  Given our natural biological propensity evolution toward maximizing caloric intake while minimizing exersion, M+M's are hard for many of us to pass up, particularly given their relatively low cost.  Of course, the true cost of consuming large quantities of such calorie dense treats are enormous--but these largely health related costs are abstracted and externalized while the more immediate costs of buying the food is not.

And yes, I'm going to keep beating this drum until something happens to change it.

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