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    Cut the price of calories

    Dear all,

    "...Increased food supply combined with major changes in food production and sophisticated food advertising have cut the price of calories dramatically and made convenience foods all too available.

    What is the meaning of "cut the price of calories"? Does that mean "cut the price of per calorie" or something?

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    Re: Cut the price of calories

    What is the source of your quotation? Who wrote it?

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    Re: Cut the price of calories

    http://www.oecd.org/els/health-systems/46044572.pdf

    On the left column on page 3 in the PDF above.

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    Re: Cut the price of calories

    It means that if we calculated food prices based on calories, the price has gone down. High-calorie foods have become cheaper and cheaper. The result is the oft-claimed "fact" that people can't afford to eat healthily.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Cut the price of calories

    Ostensibly, we eat in order to have fuel to run our bodies. This is measured in calories. Compared to most of human existence, we live in a time where over-consumption of calories is a major health hazard.

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