The American dinner plate is deficient in nutritious produce, and part of the problem is cost. Because diets low in fruits and vegetables have serious consequences, health advocates have tried to incentivizes Americans to choose apples over donuts for years but with little success. In the US, a nation with high rates of diseases such as obesity and diabetes , a variety of strategies – from a junk food tax to a produce prescription program – are now being tested. But there are a number of factors that still stand in the way of Americans having healthier, more affordable produce and dietary options.
Peter Sobat is the owner/creator of Blurred Culture. Peter holds a MFA in Digital Technology and has worked in media for the past 15 years. He is the creator of several viral hits such as “The SmokeBox” , “The Devin The Dude Show” and “Live with Steve Lobel”.