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

Melissa Riggs
Melissa Riggs

Kashi uses GMO's.

Khan Asif Syad
Khan Asif Syad

fresh food is healthy and no artifical!

Jane Carr
Jane Carr

Many folks are just lazy and will not put out the effort, plus they give in to cravings for high fat and sugary foods. It's an addiction like other addictions just have to stop and take a different path.

Tammara Williams
Tammara Williams

I lost my mother from breast cancer who was a nurse for 30 years she knew she had breast cancer for 2 years before she ever went to the doctor because she seen the devastation and destruction that chemotherapy does to patient and I'm still angry that you didn't fight to live

Alicia Stebe
Alicia Stebe

EN MI PUEBLO SIERRA DE LA VENTANA ARGENTINA NO PODEMOS COMER SANO DEBIDO A QUE LOS VALORES DE LOS PRODUCTOS NATURALES SON MUCHO MAS ELEVADOS QUE LOS DE CONSERVA Y NO TENEMOS OPCIONES POR QUE LOS COMERCIOS AQUI SON POCOS Y LE PONEN LOS VALORES QUE ELLOS QUIEREN.....

Carrie Perez
Carrie Perez

I boycott Kashi. Kashi=Kellogs. They donated $1.2M to defeat Prop 37, to lable GMO. So how can they ask this question?

Patsy Jenkins Williams
Patsy Jenkins Williams

If you want good fresh veggies go to the Farmers Market here in Smithville. I will be so glad when they open up...

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