It is frustrating when I go to the grocery store and commit to buy healthy food, be it organic or just plain “no junk” food, and my grocery bill turns out to be twice as much as I budgeted. Why is it that the food industry can support products that are full of additives and preservatives known to be bad for us, while making eating a healthy lifestyle diet cost prohibitive? It just doesn’t make any sense.
I’m not making this a political argument however, I was recently reading an interesting editorial in the LA Times entitled “America Needs A Farm Bill that Works” that calls for reform in agriculture that will make Americans healthier. It’s a fascinating point of view about how things have gotten so backwards in America when it comes to agriculture and food. It does make a solid argument that changes need to happen, soon, in order for things to get better. If you’d like to read the article visit: http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/commentary/la-oe-imhoff-farm-bill-20120608,0,7923048.story
Allowing everyone to eat healthy, not just those who can afford it, is an issue I feel very strongly about. We all deserve the opportunity to eat and feed our families a healthy diet without spending an entire paycheck on a grocery bill. I’m just sayin’, we need to get this right! What do you think?