1/2 Price Food
|"In the long run, '1/2 price food' costs more than most people realize."|
Do you really want a steady diet of cheap "1/2 price" food? When we went to Kansas to visit Cathy's Mom one year, various people asked us what we were doing. Over and over the comment was made that people around Washington have money and are willing to pay for organic food. They implied that they thought organic food isn't much better than conventional food and certainly not worth the price.
These comments got me to thinking about the misconceptions that many people have about the "1/2 price food" (we will use this term even though some organic food is not twice as expensive and some is more) they get at a conventional grocery store or WalMart. The perception is that eggs are eggs, and meat is meat regardless of how it is raised; that it has the same food value. But this is not true.
You get what you pay for. We recognize this principle with many other items but we often overlook it with food. There is a reason why grocery stores charge "1/2 price" for conventional white eggs: that is what they are worth. Grocery stores can not price conventional eggs the same as organic pasture raised eggs. The conventional factory farm eggs would not sell; especially after people tasted and saw the difference of an organic pasture raised egg.
In comparing prices between organic and chemically raised foods you are not comparing apples with apples even though it may appear that you are. This has misled many people to continue to buy "1/2 price" food.
We are what we eat. Cheap food results in cheap health. Then you pay for expensive doctor visits, expensive prescriptions, and expensive health insurance. And we have increased debt spending by the government to help people pay medical expenses. In the long run, "1/2 price food" costs more than most people realize!
There is a reason why grocery stores and WalMarts all have pharmacies. You have to have antibiotics in order to be "healthy" and enjoy life when you live on their food! This may seem like a strong statement, but then why are farm animals given so much routine antibiotics to keep them healthy when they are fed chemically raised feed? If the meat you regularly eat required antibiotics as it was growing to keep it healthy, then how can it help you be healthy so you don't need antibiotics?
Understand, too, that we are not saying that if you eat organic food you will never get sick. That is not the case. However, our diet does affect our health.
Do you really want a steady diet of cheap "1/2 price" food?