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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

Shirley Jean Lafleur
Shirley Jean Lafleur

The problem with our area is the type of foods such as smoked meats, rice with lunch & supper, the type of cooking oil used to prepare these foods which is also used to prepare any vegetables with meals & all the baking foods for desserts which is also eaten with the two main meals. Our younger generation tends to eat out at fast food restaurants at supper & lunch also, some skip the school lunches if it is possible for them to leave the school campuses to go to a fast food restaurant. The...

The problem with our area is the type of foods such as smoked meats, rice with lunch & supper, the type of cooking oil used to prepare these foods which is also used to prepare any vegetables with meals & all the baking foods for desserts which is also eaten with the two main meals. Our younger generation tends to eat out at fast food restaurants at supper & lunch also, some skip the school lunches if it is possible for them to leave the school campuses to go to a fast food restaurant. The way our society lives their lives today, always rushing around to work, school & school activities does not help families to cook the proper foods at eating times.

Darnell Jones
Darnell Jones

hi

Trina Lo
Trina Lo

Where's the option to put you DO eat healthy?

Tom Hughes
Tom Hughes

Kellogg's parent company of Kashi donated $791,000 to help defeat proposition 37 and prevent GMO labeling and now is promoting "real" food. GMO's are real but certainly not proven healthy. I wish there was a way to expose Kellogg's on this one. I won't vote in this poll because my answer would be that food safety is my biggest concern.

Bianel Yolainy Rodriguez

Yes, eating healthy may cost more than the unhealthy food that we eat daily,but if we had a better understanding of eating healthy and more variety of healthy food this would have been the least of our worries. I rather spend my money on eating healthy then eating unhealthy and spending the rest in the hospital, on pills or giving it to the doctors. I think you would safe more by eating healthy than giving it to the hospital. With this food we make our bodies sick, we don't even know what we...

Yes, eating healthy may cost more than the unhealthy food that we eat daily,but if we had a better understanding of eating healthy and more variety of healthy food this would have been the least of our worries. I rather spend my money on eating healthy then eating unhealthy and spending the rest in the hospital, on pills or giving it to the doctors. I think you would safe more by eating healthy than giving it to the hospital. With this food we make our bodies sick, we don't even know what we are putting in our bodies, we just eat it because it taste good.

CindyJim Perry
CindyJim Perry

I have been on a diet study for 16 wks now, based on healthier eating. It has been a tough road for me. Healthy food is very expensive. On a limited budget hard to do.

Leah F Reed
Leah F Reed

Because of my son's ADD, it is crucial that I make meals with no preservatives or dyes so cooking from scratch is a requirement. My recipes are varied and roughly take an hour for dinners. I can make it work on a monthly budget of $400.00 a month for 4 people buying produce and meats at normal store prices (usually at Winco and Cosco). However trying to go organic, hormone free and range-fed (what everyone should be eating) becomes a problem because the prices are more than doubled.

Cyann Proffitt Scott
Cyann Proffitt Scott

I am for LESS Genetically Modified Foods and for more ORGANIC. Seems to me that the "powers-to-be" ostracize and penalize those who are trying to sell organic foods. They are forced to charge more because of it. Bless them and I hope they don't give up trying!

Clynt Meek
Clynt Meek

There's still nothing like a juicy steak, with some corn and a baked potato covered with butter.

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