Is the nutritional crisis due to lack of money or knowledge or something else?
2016 CANADA imported 3.7 billion worth of vegetables
The value of vegetables produced in Canada rose 2.0% to $1.2 billion in 2017.
The food and beverage processing industry is the second largest manufacturing industry in Canada in terms of value of production with shipments worth $105.5 billion in 2014
Canada has positive trade balance at $2.6 billion in 2014 for processed food and beverages.
Assuming CANADA don’t export vegetables; then Canadians paid $4.9 billion for vegetables in 2016
Assuming food processing and beverage industry did not change between 2014 and 2016, then Canadians spend $102.9 billion for processed food and beverages.
Hence, in 2016, Canadians spending on vegetable is <5% compared to spending on processed food and beverages.
So the problem with low vegetable consumption seems to be pandemic;
- possibly a problem for the rich and the poor.
Is the problem with low vegetable intake financial or educational?
A breakfast consist of only processed simple carbohydrates was served to thousands of my family physicians colleagues at the Thursday session of Family Medicine Forum 2019. The selection was cakes and beverages.
I can’t help but wonder, If I a family physician presumably a leader of wellness for my community do not make good nutritional choices in my own life, how can I help my patients.
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