Why does junk food cost less than vegetables?

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Why does junk food cost less than vegetables?

It’s not because their ingredients benefit from subsidies
Twinkies at a Hostess bakery in Illinois. While some argue that junk foods are less expensive than fruits and vegetables because they benefit more from government subsidies, food experts say the true explanation is a bit more complicated.
A farmer holds carrots at Wards Berry Farm in Sharon, Mass., in October. A bunch of carrots typically costs $2.99, compared to a 99 cent package of Twinkies.
A combine unloads a hopper full of harvested soybeans into a tractor trailer on an Ohio farm in 2013.

Why does junk food cost less than vegetables?

Twinkies at a Hostess bakery in Illinois. While some argue that junk foods are less expensive than fruits and vegetables because they benefit more from government subsidies, food experts say the true explanation is a bit more complicated.
A farmer holds carrots at Wards Berry Farm in Sharon, Mass., in October. A bunch of carrots typically costs $2.99, compared to a 99 cent package of Twinkies.
A combine unloads a hopper full of harvested soybeans into a tractor trailer on an Ohio farm in 2013.
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