The cost of soda and fruit  AARON COHEN  ·  MAY 19 2010

In an article about the lobbying effort against a proposed soda tax in the District of Columbia, this nugget:

We're drinking more soda for several reasons. Above all, the inflation-adjusted price has fallen 34 percent since the late 1970s, largely because it can be manufactured more cheaply than in the past. Meanwhile, the average real cost of fruits and vegetables has risen more than 30 percent, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

PS: Alternate titles for this post include:
"What's that got to do with the price of soda in DC?" (Too obscure?)
"This is why you're fat." (Too mean?)
"Ur doing it wrong." (What is this, the internet?)

(via @ceberle)

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