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New data shows that Americans now spend more money on processed foods at the grocery store than anything else. Certainly restaurants, the government, schools and a whole host of others contribute to the growing obesity trend in this country, but a study by NPR found that consumers spend more of their grocery money (nearly 23 percent of their total food budget) on processed foods than anything else.

The chart below shows how grocery purchases have changed over the years. In 1982, consumers spent the most on meats, fruits and vegetables and grains. By this year, when the study was conducted, … Read the rest

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