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Submitted by Nimisha on
Excellent article. I fully agree that it's difficult to get people to change their eating habits. But that's where governments can step in and provide incentives for people to adopt a healthy and environmentally sustainable diets. For example, in the U.S. and Canada, if governments simply removed the ludicrous subsidies to the meat, dairy and sugar industries, prices for these unhealthy foods would skyrocket, and demand would drop like a lead balloon. Divert those same subsidies to organic vegetable, fruit and grain products and make them available to all socioeconomic levels, and demand for these healthy and sustainable choices would inevitably rise. Unfortunately, right now, the relationship between governments, corporations of unhealthy food products and the pharmaceutical industries is just a bit too cozy. Until this corruption is addressed, this issue is only going to get worse.