In Brief

A new study points to the fact that more than half of Americans die from diet-related diseases as only 2% of fruits and vegetables are part of a typical American diet.

The non-profit Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) points out: “More than 60 percent of the deaths in the United States are caused by heart disease, cancer, and other diet-related diseases. Approximately 68 percent of Americans are overweight or obese. In 2008, the direct medical costs associated with obesity added up to $147 billion.” Now if the availability of cheap meat and dairy has any correlation to the current state of American health, then it would seem we’ve subsidized ourselves sick. The recent My Plate would support this notion, if indirectly. FearLess Revolution

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