Lifestyle Economics

Want Healthy Food? The Market Provides


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Christopher Snowdon quoted in The Daily Mail

IEA Head of Lifestyle Economics Christopher Snowdon has been quoted in The Daily Mail arguing that healthy food options are always available and often cheaper than the unhealthy alternatives.

Christopher said:

“Societal pressure leads people to make excuses for not conforming to a healthy eating ideal. 

“Anyone can make their own packed lunch. 

“It will always be cheaper than eating out and will be as healthy as they want it to be. 

“Anywhere that has a Greggs and a McDonalds will have other, “healthier” food outlets nearby. 

“If there is demand for so-called healthy food, the market will meet it. Even McDonalds sold salads for a while before it worked out that people didn’t want them.”

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