Fresh Take: Food As Medicine’s Big Business Opportunity

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Here’s one fix for the food system: actually acknowledge how much everything costs. Currently, food is both too expensive and too cheap, and it’s hard to put a comprehensive price tag on just how much the food industry shunts down the line to, for example, the health insurance, pharmaceutical and medical industries as a result of diet-driven diseases.

One report from the Rockefeller Foundation pegs the impact on health and the environment to consumers and taxpayers as carrying a true cost of more than $2 trillion every year. I think about that eye-popping number often. That’s why another recently published report from the Foundation, along with Tufts University, caught my eye this week.

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