Intended for healthcare professionals


Potential causes and health effects of rising global food prices

BMJ 2009; 339 doi: (Published 13 July 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b2403

Food Economy

The current economic crisis makes it difficult for many people to afford a
balanced and nutritious diet. Here are some simple tips on food economy. First,
eliminate all junk food and addictive substances, both of which are very
expensive. Second, stop eating out, and learn to cook at home. Third, compare
the cost and quality of produce at supermarkets, farmers' markets, and
cooperatives. Try to meet local farmers, because they can provide you with
fresh, inexpensive produce and advice about home gardens and composting. If
you invest in good food, you will be rewarded with good health.

Competing interests:
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Competing interests: No competing interests

07 September 2009
Hugh Mann
Eagle Rock, MO 65641 USA