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

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.

Wendy Belliveau- Amirault

I do not live where you can have a choice of places to shop. We have Loblaws and Sobeys with a few small stores and the only time you can get locally grown is summer and it is NOT less expensive. I have a hard time just finding things from Canada let alone locally. It IS cheaper to by cheap food and the food industry knows it. I totally agree with the lady that said she has a family and needs to provide school snacks. What do I buy 3 bananas or 12 cereal bars, that's the situation a lot...

I do not live where you can have a choice of places to shop. We have Loblaws and Sobeys with a few small stores and the only time you can get locally grown is summer and it is NOT less expensive. I have a hard time just finding things from Canada let alone locally. It IS cheaper to by cheap food and the food industry knows it. I totally agree with the lady that said she has a family and needs to provide school snacks. What do I buy 3 bananas or 12 cereal bars, that's the situation a lot of us are in. That's why all the cheaply made foods with the additives. You eat them and want more and it's cheap, you eat more, you get heavier or less healthy and get sick there in turn comes the drug companies. See the cycle?

Deshan Irendra de Silva
Deshan Irendra de Silva
  • Wendy Belliveau- Amirault

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Rbt Ok
Rbt Ok

Very few are willing to grow a simple crop of vegetables and fruit trees... instead they are dependent on others for their daily nutritional meals....

Stephanie Marsteller
Stephanie Marsteller
  • Rbt Ok

Not everyone has the luxury of land, or a backyard, or weather that will support crops

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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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.

Gerhardus Stroebel
Gerhardus Stroebel

Hi there!
What my wife and I do is to fully prepare the food in portions when the prices are low. We do not just blanche the veggies but fully prepare them and then put just sufficient for one meal in plastic containers in our freezer. If we want to eat a certain veggie, then we just take out the canister let it thaw and then reheat it in the microwave. It takes the same heat to cook just for one meal a veggie than a full pressure cooker. This way we save time and energy. The time to...

Hi there!
What my wife and I do is to fully prepare the food in portions when the prices are low. We do not just blanche the veggies but fully prepare them and then put just sufficient for one meal in plastic containers in our freezer. If we want to eat a certain veggie, then we just take out the canister let it thaw and then reheat it in the microwave. It takes the same heat to cook just for one meal a veggie than a full pressure cooker. This way we save time and energy. The time to prepare one pound of say broccoli as a full cooker. The only vegetable that we cannot freeze properly is potatoes, Has anybody got me a way to do them?

Jill Kanto
Jill Kanto

Is this a joke? Is KASHI forgetting that they paid to get prop 37 knocked down and uses GMOs in their products? Kahsi is NOT a health food company.

Nicholas Morris
Nicholas Morris

We were programmed since birth that fast food is delicious and even helps people with donations. Its not even food really and is disquisting and killing us all if misused..

Melissa Riggs
Melissa Riggs

Kashi uses GMO's.

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