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Americans love cheap food. We spend less of our incomes  on food now than ever before. In 1949, we allotted 22 percent of our incomes to food. In 2009, that figure dropped to only 10 percent (about half of what the Japanese and French spend). Seems good until you correlate another set of statistics. Back in 1959, only 4 percent of children were overweight. Today that figure has climbed to 19 percent. In 1979, 28 percent of adults were overweight. Now it’s a shocking 64 percent.

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