Debra Sudlow Miller
Debra Sudlow Miller

I think in general, picking organic foods are more expensive. Obviously, education is a key factor; if you can grow your own veggies it is far less expensive than buying them at a store. Farmer's markets are not more expensive than grocery stores, but people have to be educated that it is worth it go go there instead of the corner supermarket. However, you can't usually grow your own meat, so buying healthy meat is a problem. I buy in quantity from a local farmer whom I trust, but it is much...

I think in general, picking organic foods are more expensive. Obviously, education is a key factor; if you can grow your own veggies it is far less expensive than buying them at a store. Farmer's markets are not more expensive than grocery stores, but people have to be educated that it is worth it go go there instead of the corner supermarket. However, you can't usually grow your own meat, so buying healthy meat is a problem. I buy in quantity from a local farmer whom I trust, but it is much more expensive than buying from the supermarket where who knows WHAT is in that meat...

Narasimha Bhashyam
Narasimha Bhashyam
  • Debra Sudlow Miller

I think it is the duty of the government of the day to provide good nutritious food for all its citizen .This is as important maintaining law and order or defence etc..

Janet Sciarrillo
Janet Sciarrillo

Saying eating healthy is too expensive is just an excuse. You dont really need to spend more

Stephanie Marsteller
Stephanie Marsteller
  • Janet Sciarrillo

It does cost more when you are in an area that does not have good weather year round, and therefore has to get everything shipped from thousands of miles away.

Selina Holmbacka
Selina Holmbacka

It seems that this problem is worse in the USA where there is more processed foods, pesticides and GMO. Here in Europe fast foods are also a lot more expensive that in the US. Like for a burger and french fries you would have to pay 4-8 euros, 7 euros if you want to become full. The portions are also small compared to what I have seen served in the states.
Processed foods are more expensive here, to save money one has to cook from scratch. Fresh produce like potatoes, legumes, cabbage, kale,...

It seems that this problem is worse in the USA where there is more processed foods, pesticides and GMO. Here in Europe fast foods are also a lot more expensive that in the US. Like for a burger and french fries you would have to pay 4-8 euros, 7 euros if you want to become full. The portions are also small compared to what I have seen served in the states.
Processed foods are more expensive here, to save money one has to cook from scratch. Fresh produce like potatoes, legumes, cabbage, kale, carrots, etc. are very cheap. Leaving out meats also makes it much cheaper, so that one can afford more health foods like nuts and seeds, omega oils, etc.

I voted: "it's hard to find healthy foods like fresh produce". During winter it is hard to find fresh greens, so I mostly use dried or frozen veg. Cabbage and kale are two green veggies that I can get the whole year around. Greenhouse greens are very expensive and also have a high pollution rate to produce.

Selina Holmbacka
Selina Holmbacka
  • Selina Holmbacka

I forgot to mention also that fruits can be expensive, that is why I have tried to pick more berries and load my freezer full of them. Takes a lot of work though.

Jeannette Cabanis-Brewin

I don't think any of these are the right answer. It CAN be affordable to eat healthy, and the options are increasingly available. Mostly I think it has to do with not knowing or not caring. I've noticed that even people with plenty of money and time still eat nonorganic, GMO, and junk. It's habit, and the inability to understand (or lack of incentive to care, maybe) that our food purchases impact not only our health but the health and livelihoods of others, and the planet. I guess I'll say...

I don't think any of these are the right answer. It CAN be affordable to eat healthy, and the options are increasingly available. Mostly I think it has to do with not knowing or not caring. I've noticed that even people with plenty of money and time still eat nonorganic, GMO, and junk. It's habit, and the inability to understand (or lack of incentive to care, maybe) that our food purchases impact not only our health but the health and livelihoods of others, and the planet. I guess I'll say "convenience" but mostly I just think it's ignorance and laziness.

Elaine Luring
Elaine Luring
  • Jeannette Cabanis-Brewin

It pays to bitch and boycott..there was actually MORE PURE CANE SUGAR @ Walmart than the damn Monsanto GMO sugars

Anne Nickerson-Klausky
Anne Nickerson-Klausky
  • Jeannette Cabanis-Brewin

Jeannettte I am not lazy but I am disabled everytime I find something truly good for my family of 4 adults, we pay a premium for it and we work hard to have some of the food that is good for us but it costs a mint. If you know a good way for folks to find better for less please share that information. Our local flea market has some good produce but that does not mean it is organic... if so costs more and what I tell my children is less but better food is a good choice whenever they shop. If you know better ways not out of $ reach please share.

Deshan Irendra de Silva
Deshan Irendra de Silva
  • Jeannette Cabanis-Brewin

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Tina Emon
Tina Emon
  • Jeannette Cabanis-Brewin

I don't think it really has to do with laziness in most cases Jeanette I think that for the most part people are busy and perhaps don't have the time to research what is best for them. Sometimes it is less time consuming to buy prepared food because it gives you that much more tie to spend with family. I drive 3 hours to work and back everyday plus I work8-10 hours a day depending on work demands. My day starts at 4:30 am and by the time supper time rolls around it could be 8 pm so those...

I don't think it really has to do with laziness in most cases Jeanette I think that for the most part people are busy and perhaps don't have the time to research what is best for them. Sometimes it is less time consuming to buy prepared food because it gives you that much more tie to spend with family. I drive 3 hours to work and back everyday plus I work8-10 hours a day depending on work demands. My day starts at 4:30 am and by the time supper time rolls around it could be 8 pm so those nights if I haven't prepraed and frozen meals on sunday you wanna bet I am not worrying about organic or anything else. I am eating prepared foods from the grocery and they won't be organic because those as a rule are extremely expensive where I live.

Sue Sumner Ullenius
Sue Sumner Ullenius

Jenny Sue - you gave just an example that people would tire of quickly. Sure, there ARE options but very damned few that are cheap. I live in Kansas which is virtually littered with farms and cattle ranches. Yet, our stores and farmer's markets charge astronomical prices for fresh veggies, fruits and meats. Truth be known, the Farmer's Markets charge 3-4 times as much per pound as what the grocery stores do, and that in itself is insane. I am disabled, on a very limited income so money and...

Jenny Sue - you gave just an example that people would tire of quickly. Sure, there ARE options but very damned few that are cheap. I live in Kansas which is virtually littered with farms and cattle ranches. Yet, our stores and farmer's markets charge astronomical prices for fresh veggies, fruits and meats. Truth be known, the Farmer's Markets charge 3-4 times as much per pound as what the grocery stores do, and that in itself is insane. I am disabled, on a very limited income so money and eating healthy is always a struggle for me. Yes - I do attempt to grow alot of my own veggies, berries and such but there again, there are many drawbacks. Limited space (even when doing the square foot gardening), pests, disease and weather. (all it takes is one of our softball size hailstorms with 70+ straightline winds and the whole garden is done for) The plain and simple truth here is - farmers and grocers realize that people ARE wanting to eat healthier so of course they raise prices on the much wanted commodities. It's all about greed.

Gustavo Rivas Mendez
Gustavo Rivas Mendez
  • Sue Sumner Ullenius

Does that mean the healthy food business is going to boom?
That would be nice.

Susan J. Hass
Susan J. Hass
  • Sue Sumner Ullenius

Speakking as someone who does grow her own food, I can tell you that Farmers Markets in our area are NOT overcharging. It is not cheap to buy quality seed, plants, and all the needed tools and accessories , etc. to grow those veggies. It also takes gas to get them to market, rent for stall space, money for insurance, etc. What you buy at the grocery store may be cheaper but it is by far NOT healthier. If more people supported the local farmers and businesses, the prices would eventually go...

Speakking as someone who does grow her own food, I can tell you that Farmers Markets in our area are NOT overcharging. It is not cheap to buy quality seed, plants, and all the needed tools and accessories , etc. to grow those veggies. It also takes gas to get them to market, rent for stall space, money for insurance, etc. What you buy at the grocery store may be cheaper but it is by far NOT healthier. If more people supported the local farmers and businesses, the prices would eventually go down. I LOVE the small communities where fast food restaurants and chain stores have been banned. Local businesses thrive, and that is good for everybody.

Colleen Ann Schroeder
Colleen Ann Schroeder
  • Sue Sumner Ullenius

I totally agree, there is a price to pay that one can do with more money out now or with their body if they continue to eat unhealthy chemically filled foods. Supporting the local farmers and area health stores would help so much, but people are not willing to make short term sacrifices to get long term results. There are ways to cut corners on food prices and cut out things that do not benefit your body, most people are not willing to make the sacrifices. If they did they would see the...

I totally agree, there is a price to pay that one can do with more money out now or with their body if they continue to eat unhealthy chemically filled foods. Supporting the local farmers and area health stores would help so much, but people are not willing to make short term sacrifices to get long term results. There are ways to cut corners on food prices and cut out things that do not benefit your body, most people are not willing to make the sacrifices. If they did they would see the benefits and start to get it (healthy is a goal worth achieving).

Sue Sumner Ullenius
Sue Sumner Ullenius
  • Sue Sumner Ullenius

For those commenting about paying more now, to reduce prices later - you still don't get it. There ARE poor/low income in the U.S, most not by choice. The vast majority are children. There are mothers out there who would absolutely love for their children to eat healthy so that these kids can BE healthy but to do so means healthy foods and only enough to last 3-4 days versus cheaper foods to last a week. Unless you have had to live with this yourselves, to make the decision on whether or not...

For those commenting about paying more now, to reduce prices later - you still don't get it. There ARE poor/low income in the U.S, most not by choice. The vast majority are children. There are mothers out there who would absolutely love for their children to eat healthy so that these kids can BE healthy but to do so means healthy foods and only enough to last 3-4 days versus cheaper foods to last a week. Unless you have had to live with this yourselves, to make the decision on whether or not your children go hungry because of commercial greed/pricing over the healthy foods vs. cheap, less healthy foods, please don't comment that it's so damned easy to do. As a mother, it would never be my choice to make my children go hungry EVER to -maybe- someday get healthy food prices down. Why should the poor children suffer at all, while those born into families with money reap in all the good benefits? Our whole country has very skewed ideas and principals and I honestly don't see how half the population can even sleep at night. Oh wait, I know! Maybe it's that whole "turn a blind eye because it doesn't affect me or mine" theory. Sickening.

Dee Knowlton
Dee Knowlton
  • Sue Sumner Ullenius

I grow veg.s also & have been to the farmers market & do believe they r way over chargeing ! But what I don't grow I buy beside the road at stand's .They tend to be cheaper .Now this is from a home stand .

Naomi Chojnacki
Naomi Chojnacki
  • Sue Sumner Ullenius

im just doing this to get a dragon city coin

Michele Lucy
Michele Lucy
  • Sue Sumner Ullenius

I lived in Kansas and paid 2x to 3x what I pay for nutritious food in Denver. Farm towns are notorious for ripping off consumers because their is usually just one store...a monopoly to the max.

Jennifer Brand
Jennifer Brand
  • Sue Sumner Ullenius

our farmers markets are more expensive, and produce and meats, anything organic, even the grains and steel cut oats are more expensice, there are less sales, barely any coupons, and healthier sweetners..agave, nectar, hiney, real aple, are all much more exspenive that sugar. It is very hard, and living in the NE we have a VERY short growing season, and as a renter ... most landlords do not let you garden, and the community gardens are in city limits.. often in bad neighborhoods and as a...

our farmers markets are more expensive, and produce and meats, anything organic, even the grains and steel cut oats are more expensice, there are less sales, barely any coupons, and healthier sweetners..agave, nectar, hiney, real aple, are all much more exspenive that sugar. It is very hard, and living in the NE we have a VERY short growing season, and as a renter ... most landlords do not let you garden, and the community gardens are in city limits.. often in bad neighborhoods and as a single parent of a child with disabilities that sometimes cause her to wander,,, NG not good!

Deshan Irendra de Silva
Deshan Irendra de Silva
  • Sue Sumner Ullenius

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Chris Lee
Chris Lee
  • Sue Sumner Ullenius

Really, Kansas? Huh, it is always going to cost more for organic foods when you produce less

Gary Chase
Gary Chase

I bet the REAL top reason is that people like the taste of unhealthy foods better. I eat a pretty healthy diet, but I still like the taste of a donut better than a salad.

Cynthia Aspengren
Cynthia Aspengren
  • Gary Chase

There are true chemical reactions in the brain that make us want the junk food over the good stuff.

Jason Hernandez
Jason Hernandez
  • Gary Chase

I think you summed it up nicely, Gary. Just look at ads for Fiber One or whatever; they feel the need to emphasize that they taste good, so obviously there is this puplic perception that healthy food does not taste good. I couldn't vote in the poll, because none of the choices applied to me.

Linda Lawrence
Linda Lawrence
  • Gary Chase

If I save up a few dollars to treat myself now and then, I don't take it to Safeway for lettuce and a tomato. I get my son to take me to McDonalds where I get a delicious burger, fries and a drink for the same amount of money. Added to my meal, is the enjoyment of companionship with my son, a car ride which I rarely get, a meal in a different environment than my dismal one room where I live, entertainment value. That's a lot to get for $5.23!

Pat Volk
Pat Volk
  • Gary Chase

It is called addiction, Cynthia.

Sam Varmeshon
Sam Varmeshon
  • Gary Chase

If you had a clue of all the garbage that many of the fast food chains put in their food especially McDonalds you would never eat fast food again.

Deshan Irendra de Silva
Deshan Irendra de Silva
  • Gary Chase

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Keith Kendrick
Keith Kendrick

If we want to change the market emphasis, then, we have to change what WE do! There's no other way and it's guaranteed success. If EVERYBODY stopped patronising multi-food combines' produce for just ONE month, it would have an enormous effect and we then just need to keep up the pressure til the providers either get the message or close down and starve themselves - wouldn't that be great? It's OUR call.

Mark Williams
Mark Williams
  • Keith Kendrick

Amen to Keith. But there is a certain perversity in us that want's to give in, close our eyes and eat that donut or hamburger. I can and do boycot GMO foods as well as the companies that distribute them when I can find them, but sometimes it's difficult to know if the soybeans in some product I would like to buy are GMO beans. (And I don't think my craving for potato chips will EVER completely go away.)

Deshan Irendra de Silva
Deshan Irendra de Silva
  • Keith Kendrick

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Janet Thomas
Janet Thomas
  • Keith Kendrick

We should not eat soy meal prodi

Gustavo Rivas Mendez
Gustavo Rivas Mendez

The more people buy healthy food, the cheaper it will become, because there will be more demand, thus more people would start selling and trying to offer a better price. Its good business! If they are expensive right now, it's because there is people out there that truly want to eat healthy.
Its very simple. Processed food giants may look omnipotent, but the power is always in our hands. Just stop buying from them. Never underestimate the power of one person. It may be one person, but he...

The more people buy healthy food, the cheaper it will become, because there will be more demand, thus more people would start selling and trying to offer a better price. Its good business! If they are expensive right now, it's because there is people out there that truly want to eat healthy.
Its very simple. Processed food giants may look omnipotent, but the power is always in our hands. Just stop buying from them. Never underestimate the power of one person. It may be one person, but he lives in a society, and all of his actions shall spread with a butterfly effect. :)

Diane Grant
Diane Grant
  • Gustavo Rivas Mendez

Has ANYTHING become cheaper in the last 10 years or so? Possibly some electronics but certainly not food items.

Deshan Irendra de Silva
Deshan Irendra de Silva
  • Gustavo Rivas Mendez

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Daniel Hobaugh
Daniel Hobaugh

Iam huggry

Lena Alford
Lena Alford
  • Daniel Hobaugh

Yes me too ,Daniel .. my mouth is watering ... ... A good home made soup will do the trick Daniel ..

Janet Thomas
Janet Thomas
  • Daniel Hobaugh

How about a big fish fry?

Lilly Reiss
Lilly Reiss

Back in the days remember grandma always in the kitchen cooking real food today everybody wants a quick fix the microwave fast food, so on @ so on in all reality all the mothers out there stop and think what is really important to you and your family! What's good for the heart and soul eat well ---:-)

Stacie Yocum
Stacie Yocum
  • Lilly Reiss

"Back in the day" grandma also didn't typically work. Society has changed so our eating habits have changed.

Lilly Reiss
Lilly Reiss
  • Lilly Reiss

True but learn from the elders old style warms the heart @ soul ;-)

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