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posted by Aaron Cohen   Aug 05, 2010

We are getting fatter.

The number of states with an adult obesity rate of 30 percent or more has tripled, to nine, since 2007, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a report today. Mississippi had the highest rate, 34 percent. About 75 million Americans are considered obese, the Atlanta-based CDC said.

If less people drink sugary drinks, less fewer people will be obese.

It’s not all bad news, though, as school cafeterias are mobilizing to prevent things like this:

‘You’ve got gray, mushy broccoli out? They take a bite of that, and they may never eat broccoli again. Ever. Their whole lives,’ Schwisow said, her eyes wide.

Michael Pollan on $4 peaches and $8 for a dozen eggs.

The NYT on $10 ice cream.

And for those of you who have ever wanted to get pizza from a vending machine