Why Does A Salad Cost More Than A Big Mac? [Pic]

Submitted by: fancylad 6 years ago

Is it any wonder why countries that are littered with Fast Food restaurants are so unhealthy?
There are 63 comments:
Male 136
If the government stops subsidising agriculture there will be no agriculture in the US because everything will be imported more cheaply. So suck on that, stupid `small government is good` Republican douchebag tools.

And if you`re going to subsidise agriculture, why not just have a public health care system?

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Male 478
I like meat and dairy.
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Male 1,360
if the gvt was "out of it" you sh**theads, it would be worse, private interests usually don`t go with your common interests
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Male 527
The government needs out of everything. Period.
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Male 1,399
The government needs out of agriculture.

Period.

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Male 2,788
"i eat whatever cause i have a fast metabolism and just drop the weight naturally. HAHA!!!

tho i imagine i only have a few years of it left. "

you can still be skinny and have a crapload of cholesterol in you.

enjoy dying early

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Male 2,576
@Raberboom

You can still be skinny and have your arteries choked up with colesterole.

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Female 646
"This is truly a disgusting chart. Our government needs to re evaluate absolutely everything."

The GOVERNMENT needs to? You live in America! You think some food administration making up a new food pyramid is going to make anyone eat healthier?

This is a chart showing what the government recommends, and what we, the people buy. Guess what? HUMANS LIKE FAT. And sugar, and sweets, and oil. Why? Because the taste good, and its an instinct to load up on fat, because our ancestors didn`t have salad bars. Americans (as well as other developed countries) have got the money to spend on meats and sweets, and the opportunity to buy it. Supply and demand.

People will eat what they want and there`s NOTHING you or the government can do about it, so focus on eating healthy and let others do as they please. It`s a free country, so what do you care?

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Male 503
This is truly a disgusting chart. Our government needs to re evaluate absolutely everything.
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Male 27
I find it cheaper if u just make ur own food
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Male 833
i eat whatever cause i have a fast metabolism and just drop the weight naturally. HAHA!!!

tho i imagine i only have a few years of it left.

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Male 2,402
Yes go to a health store. Going organic cost you more than a pack of hot dogs.
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Male 2,748
i try to stay away from fast food places... but sometimes it`s unavoidable
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Female 857
A full big mac meal with fries and a drink costs $7.00 with tax included on the dot here in Canada. I only know that because I work there- I`ve never had a big mac in my life. A salad is way over 7 dollars with tax included and doesn`t come with a drink.
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Male 395
Believable but: [citations needed] ;)
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Male 2,868
"Fruits (fructose) and vegetables contain carbs, so I don`t understand what you mean when you say "don`t eat meat or carbs".

I didn`t say "don`t eat meat or carbs" so don`t put quotes around that. I said don`t eat "tons" of meat or carbs. I eat carbs (from fruits and whole grains, so I`m also getting fiber and naturally occurring vitamins)- and I eat limited amounts of meat. I get most of my protein from beans and rice- which gives me all of my amino acids with no saturated fat and lots of soluble and insoluble dietary fiber. The fast food diet involves eating ridiculous amounts of meat and empty carbs (from french fries, refined flour, and sugar- usually in the form of HFCS if you`re drinking soda, and HFCS is highly subsidized).

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Male 683
Delish
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Female 1,112
OldDollie lol! I once saw a shirt that said "I eat more Pussy than Alf"
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Female 682
ahhhhh....fat America.....
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Male 8,302
Why does a salad cost more than a Big Mac? Probably because one of them is actual food, and one is just compacted sweepings from the abattoir floor.
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Male 383
But, but, salad tastes betterer!!!
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Male 15,832
To paraphrase Alf, "Salad isn`t food, salad is what food eats."
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Female 4,039
vv LMAO I totally forgot about that!
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Male 2,893
You don`t make friends with salad.
YOU MAKE FRIENDS WITH MEAT.
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Male 93
Lol. Meat taste better. Enough said i think
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Male 2,703
"I don`t understand how you can have a low meat, low protein, low carb diet."

dated a girl who did something similar....she ate an apple for breakfast and drank some milk, then for lunch she ate apple sauce with water and for snack she drank apple juice and for dinner she ate salad with apples....she [i]surprisingly[/i] called it her "apple" diet. she also had to drink 2L minimum water with it, she aimed for closer to a gallon; I stopped talking to her in fear she`d wind up in the hospital and I`d have to visit her.

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Male 2,703
"Its been a fact that its cheeper to eat unhealthy then salad!"

only if you`re buying salads from places like McDonald`s...I can build a salad for 4-6 people for <$1/person including home made dressing, how do you think restaurants (sit down places) only charge you $1 for a decent size salad?

rockwell, corn IS a grain, its sold as a vegetable but as far as your body is concerned, its a grain...

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Female 5,222
e.e
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Male 430
mmm tastes good. *scarfs down a big mac*
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Male 2,148
chunky: Last time I checked, nobody asked you or cares about the actual facts.
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Male 670
davidxj,

last time i checked, venezuela was the happiest country on earth.

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Male 25,416
Its been a fact that its cheeper to eat unhealthy then salad!
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Male 56
So I assume looking at this that they are counting corn as a grain and not a vegtable because when I lived in Iowa it was jam full of farms that were getting their paychecks from the government for all their corn.
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Male 1,106
This should have a corresponding chart: Why Americans are the happiest people on earth.
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Male 9,306
"Is it just me or does it say why does a salad cost more than a big mac, but the caption you wrote says why does a big mac cost more??"

Nope, look again,

Why Does A Salad Cost More Than A Big Mac? [Pic]. Is it any wonder why countries that are littered with Fast Food restaurants are so unhealthy?

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Female 1,604
Is it just me or does it say why does a salad cost more than a big mac, but the caption you wrote says why does a big mac cost more??
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Male 19
Fail:
And i will tell you why
Look at the title: "Why Does A Big Mac Cost More Than A Salad? [Pic]"
And then look at the title in the picture: "Why Does A Salad Cost More Than A Big Mac?" :-)
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Male 5,190
Mmmm food.
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Male 10
To correct myself earlier: "both of which contain both protein and carbs in the form of lactose" is ambiguous, I meant that dairy has carbs in the form of lactose. My mistake.
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Male 6,694
I got to have my gumbo !
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Male 976
Everybody knows the REAL food groups are chicken wings, pizza, hot dogs and beer!
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Male 10
Touche, McGovern. Touche. I was assuming that he had some form of caloric intake, though. :P
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Male 14,330
@NickS1020 "I don`t understand how you can have a low meat, low protein, low carb diet."

I think you`d call that anorexia.

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Male 235
Now I am more bored than before I saw this page...
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Male 10
sbeelz: "While this is true, if you`d have looked at the chart you`d know that the US government gives massive subsidies to meat, dairy and grain producers"

Really, mostly the grain producers. See my comment earlier.

"Unfortunately, this also means that those of us who don`t eat tons of meat and carbs are paying for others to do so, while those who do eat a lot of fruits and vegetables are paying entirely out of pocket without help from everyone else."

Fruits (fructose) and vegetables contain carbs, so I don`t understand what you mean when you say "don`t eat meat or carbs". The three calorie-derivable macronutrients are carbs (fruits/vegetables, mostly), proteins (meat, mostly) and fat (meat and dairy, mostly). I don`t understand how you can have a low meat, low protein, low carb diet. You would be subsisting primarily on fat, which would be conceivably found in nuts or dairy (both of which contain both protein and carbs in the form of lactose).

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Male 2,868
"Ingredients in salad have a very short shelf life (product loss) which affects the price. Big Mac ingredients can pretty much be preserved and frozen to death which cuts down on loss."

While this is true, if you`d have looked at the chart you`d know that the US government gives massive subsidies to meat, dairy and grain producers which significantly affects the price- though when you buy a big-mac, you`ve already partially paid for it with your tax dolalrs.
Unfortunately, this also means that those of us who don`t eat tons of meat and carbs are paying for others to do so, while those who do eat a lot of fruits and vegetables are paying entirely out of pocket without help from everyone else.

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Male 10
plays a large role.* It cut off my last sentence. So much for trying to keep it under 1000 characters. :P
The link is broken too, it`s this one: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agricultura...
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Male 3,425
Well of course a burger has a high meat content... This doesn`t really say much.

Also, the title`s the wrong way round.

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Male 10
Unfortunately, that`s not even true. The vast majority of agricultural subsidies are on corn (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agricultur... note that "feed grains" doesn`t mean they are used for feed, but that they can be). This is why you find corn products in almost everything: high fructose corn syrup, dextrose, corn starch, dextrin/maltodextrin, xanthan gum, monosodium glutamate, and most vegetable oils.

As a result, most products in the US have some form of corn in them. Try to go to your local grocery and find any processed food that does not have some form of corn in it. Even the cows (for meat and dairy) are fed corn because it is so cheap, instead of grass, as they would naturally.

Consequently, McDonalds uses cornfed cows and vegetable oils to fry their foods. Also, as edana42 said, the shelf lives of the ingredients are longer, and economies of scale also pl

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Female 9,402
Who didn`t know this?
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Male 518
I just realized i started off sarcastic and got serious..... dont take the below the wrong way.
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Male 518
Its to kill off the unworthy. They want stupid people to eat bad foods to die and not breed....sadly those stupid people breed the most. It backfired, but you now the US gov, they stick with it until a filibuster gets busted.
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Female 4,039
Uninteresting chart.
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Male 2,690
I would hope most people realize this anyway..
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Female 2,509
Ingredients in salad have a very short shelf life (product loss) which affects the price. Big Mac ingredients can pretty much be preserved and frozen to death which cuts down on loss.
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Male 988
F**K YEAH SALAD!
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Male 50
Other way around, cap`n. That said, good info here. It`s insane how tied into only the most unhealthy foods the government is.
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Male 242
I don`t get it.
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Male 153
Cool. New perspective on this.
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Male 15,510
Lets go Vegetarian everyone
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Male 65
and thst why i never eat in fastfood restaurants
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Male 4,807
I`m still wondering, Why?
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Male 19,854
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