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In April the New York Times covered the push to combat obesity by putting an end to "food deserts."

Curiously, just the day before it published an article relegating the concept of food deserts to urban mythology.

In a follow up, the author of the first piece expressed his surprise. He also pointed to another scholarly work that suggested a shocking alternative explanation for obesity. People may actually be eating junk food because they like the way it tastes.

Who knows, maybe next the ivory tower denizens will learn that school children prefer video games to wind sprints.

Has anyone asked Mrs. Obama if some of the obesity in this country may be related to the billions of dollars the government spends subsidizing corn producers in places such as Illinois, for instance?
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