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

Brianna Matamoros
Brianna Matamoros

the biggest problem with finding healthy foods is GMOs. PERIOD. if they didn't allow GMOS without labeling it would be so much easier to shop with out having to put everything corn, canola, and soy derived back unless its organic or specifically GMO free. GMO's not being labeled is just annoying and totally BS since this is the U.S., the only developed nation that hasn't banned or required labeling. you can eat all the healthy foods you want, but when everything is Roundup Ready (yes roundup...

the biggest problem with finding healthy foods is GMOs. PERIOD. if they didn't allow GMOS without labeling it would be so much easier to shop with out having to put everything corn, canola, and soy derived back unless its organic or specifically GMO free. GMO's not being labeled is just annoying and totally BS since this is the U.S., the only developed nation that hasn't banned or required labeling. you can eat all the healthy foods you want, but when everything is Roundup Ready (yes roundup like the weed, grass, and plant killer) and mass produced it's almost impossible to be a vegan or vegetarian without consuming alot of GMO's unless you buy organic which relays the cost. For meat eaters, they feed GMOs to the livestock, you are what you eat =/.

Wallach Banter
Wallach Banter
  • Brianna Matamoros

I am Roundup Ready. :)

Does that mean I am effective versus mosquitoes now?

Lynne Baum
Lynne Baum

I just started a full time job back in Corp. America after 10 years as a yoga teacher. What an eye opener! I never realized how much people don't know about nutrition. Even though the company I work for is small, 6 employees, only myself and the owner have any clue about healthy eating. I watch one woman drink a super sized coke every morning. I see people coming back with bagfuls of fast food with no nutritional value! Have you seen "Fat , Sick and Nearly Dead"? So I am doing my best to...

I just started a full time job back in Corp. America after 10 years as a yoga teacher. What an eye opener! I never realized how much people don't know about nutrition. Even though the company I work for is small, 6 employees, only myself and the owner have any clue about healthy eating. I watch one woman drink a super sized coke every morning. I see people coming back with bagfuls of fast food with no nutritional value! Have you seen "Fat , Sick and Nearly Dead"? So I am doing my best to teach by example. So far I have talked to them about what exactly is in a soda, the difference between fast food and something cooked from scratch, and how to eat smaller meals to keep metabolism, and energy, up throughout the day. Of course yoga comes up constantly. But most of them don't exercise at all. I checked cost as the main obstacle to eating healthy. But like someone else mentioned, I eat only non-gmo and organic. Luckily there are two locally owned small organic supermarkets close by, just outside of Detroit. We also have farmers markets year round and a couple of Wholefoods and Trader Joes, as well. Guess I'm lucky to have access to whatever I can afford.

Jill Johnston Massura
Jill Johnston Massura
  • Lynne Baum

the addicitons and cravings designed by the food manufacturers are the hardest to overcome, but they CAN be crowded out!....keep being a great example, Lynne!! xo

Sandi Mull
Sandi Mull

US food prices are the lowest in the developed world. One can have a healthy diet on a tight budget. It's true that such a diet won't have as much variety, but it can be done. When our organization tried to help people who said they would like to have a healthier diet on a budget, we found that part of the problem was buying too many convenience foods. We grow our own vegetables in the summer and then put them in the freezer or we can them, so we can have them throughout the year. We...

US food prices are the lowest in the developed world. One can have a healthy diet on a tight budget. It's true that such a diet won't have as much variety, but it can be done. When our organization tried to help people who said they would like to have a healthier diet on a budget, we found that part of the problem was buying too many convenience foods. We grow our own vegetables in the summer and then put them in the freezer or we can them, so we can have them throughout the year. We have summer apples that have to have a lot cut out of them, but I freeze them or make wonderful apple sauce out of them. We offer them to people, but they don't want to be bothered. I know that a healthy diet on a buget can be time consuming and realize that some people really don't have the time. I'd rather be doing something else when I'm preparing food for winter, but it's a choice.

Myrna Adamczyk
Myrna Adamczyk

Hard to always find good health food at supermarkets. They have some though. yum.

Myrna Adamczyk
Myrna Adamczyk
  • Myrna Adamczyk

Summer there are plenty of fresh veggies and fruit. And cheaper too.

Rania Raffli Nia
Rania Raffli Nia

vegetarian is verycheap,, try to plant vegetables very easy,,,

Michele Lucy
Michele Lucy
  • Rania Raffli Nia

Not if you are disabled and live in an apartment

Angela Hicks
Angela Hicks

I Think It cost More To Eat Junk Food Than To Eat Healthy...... IJS.

Celina Addison
Celina Addison
  • Angela Hicks

What! what plant are you living on go look at the prices of healthy food compared to junk.. NO hormones,NO artificial colors or flavors NO added crap look at those healthy foods.. All Natural, Compare Milk to organic milk. compare hormone added chicken to no hormone chicken I know Iv tried to make a better life style for my family food bill has gone way up.. you need to take a walk through the store and compare these all natural which means healthy. To all the other food. Heres a list:...

What! what plant are you living on go look at the prices of healthy food compared to junk.. NO hormones,NO artificial colors or flavors NO added crap look at those healthy foods.. All Natural, Compare Milk to organic milk. compare hormone added chicken to no hormone chicken I know Iv tried to make a better life style for my family food bill has gone way up.. you need to take a walk through the store and compare these all natural which means healthy. To all the other food. Heres a list: eggs,milk,chicken,hotdogs,all meat products,even healthy chips all natural,yogourts,just take a look this might change your mind when it comes to price.

Dwight Davis
Dwight Davis

Finding healthy foods at a reasonable price is a major problem in the Black communities. Few supermarkets and many fast food joints. Supermarkets charge more than in other communities. It should not cost more to eat healthy but it does. There should be less salt, preservatives etc. in can foods and frozen foods quantities are more expensive.

Monique LaDue Avery
Monique LaDue Avery
  • Dwight Davis

I feel for those in this situation. It's not easy, but it's worth the extra effort that it takes.

Carol Schmalbeck
Carol Schmalbeck

it is more expensive to eat healthy, especially if you have to lose weight to get healthy, all low fat low carb and foods are more expensve, low fat or fat free cheese is more expensive than regular cheese and that's just one example. I have two children that lost 156 and 115 pounds and I have heard their complaints as well as visibly seen it.

Monique LaDue Avery
Monique LaDue Avery
  • Carol Schmalbeck

Low fat and fat free food are highly processed with additives and chemicals and are NOT healthy. Eat single ingredient foods, ie. spinach, broccoli, apples, bananas, beef, chicken, eggs... to lose weight AND be healthy. Your body does not recognize the processed junk as food and will store it away, not knowing how to process it.
I've been there. Used to weigh 250 pounds.

Joan Pace
Joan Pace

I like to eat organic but friends say"Oh, too expensive" but think nothing of spending huge amounts of money having manicures etc, more toxins in the body?

Manmohan Singh
Manmohan Singh
  • Joan Pace

Altough organic foods are costly but health is wealth as such we consume organic foods .

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