Comes from Time Magazine, of all places:
A study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that a dollar could buy 1,200 calories of potato chips or 875 calories of soda but just 250 calories of vegetables or 170 calories of fresh fruit.
I know there are some readers out there who think that I’m a bit unnecessarily strident when I talk of Agri-business. But I’d likely be more impressed by them if the food that they were producing was worth a damn. From where I’m sitting, they seem to be most keen on producing the culinary equivalent of Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.
You can read the report cited above here (.PDF)