Subsidise fruits and vegetables to encourage healthy and sustainable diets
Keywords:obesity epidemic, subsidy, healthy food, market imperfections, fruits and vegetables
Many families buy too little fruits and vegetables because market imperfections drive up their prices. With disturbed supply chains and rising inflation, imperfections become more pronounced, forcing many to choose less healthy alternatives. We propose a subsidy on fruits and vegetables financed through a progressive tax and show that it would strongly push diets in the right direction.
Original article reference
Pancrazi, R., van Rens, T., & Vukotić, M. (2022). How distorted food prices discourage a healthy diet. Science Advances, 8(13). https://doi.org/10.1126/sciadv.abi8807
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