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(article, Culinate staff)
Two recent articles in the New York Times highlighted the cost of buying groceries: an op-ed on a boycott of the Whole Foods grocery chain, and a piece on the high cost of living with celiac disease. Both articles were tied to the current health-care-reform debate in Congress. That boycott of Whole Foods? It came about as a result of CEO John Mackey's public stance against the Obama administration's attempts to reform health care. And gluten intolerance? Well, if you have celiac, it can cost you plenty in buying gluten-free foods — none of which is covered by health insurance in the U.S.