If Americans ate enough fruits & vegetables we'd save $17billion in medical costs & 127k lives each year

May 9, 2015

"The $11 Trillion Reward...found that if Americans ate enough fruits and vegetables to meet federal dietary guidelines, we would save $17 billion in medical costs and 127,000 lives each year--valued by economists at an astounding $11 trillion." --Stillerman, Karen Perry. "Growing healthy food (and farms)".The 2013 Annual Report. (Union of Concerned Scientists, Cambridge, MA: Feb. 2014)

 

source: Union of Concerned Scientists. "The $11 Trillion Reward" (Union of Concerned Scientists, Cambridge, MA: Aug 2013)

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