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

Susan J. Hass
Susan J. Hass
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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
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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
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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
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im just doing this to get a dragon city coin

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

William E. Spencer
William E. Spencer

The real problem is women tend to cook what their ancestors taught them and provide for husbands what his ancestors taught him to enjoy.

Monica-Ayinde Robinson
Monica-Ayinde Robinson

OMG! I am SOOOOOO tired of people trying to tell me that eating healthy is less expensive. BEEN THERE DONE THAT! WE have tried raw, vegan, blending, etc when we had an income that would support it. DON'T sit there and tell me how inexpensive it is to eat "healthy". It's NOT healthy if you are only eating beans and rice everyday because that is all you can afford. You are missing out on MAJOR nutrients and therefore STILL dying a slow malnutritioned death. DON'T tell me how it's about...

OMG! I am SOOOOOO tired of people trying to tell me that eating healthy is less expensive. BEEN THERE DONE THAT! WE have tried raw, vegan, blending, etc when we had an income that would support it. DON'T sit there and tell me how inexpensive it is to eat "healthy". It's NOT healthy if you are only eating beans and rice everyday because that is all you can afford. You are missing out on MAJOR nutrients and therefore STILL dying a slow malnutritioned death. DON'T tell me how it's about being educated when I am fully aware of HOW to cook and purchase foods and STILL come up short trying to buy healthy when I need to pay rent and utilities. I will say this... If you HAVE TO buy unhealthy, mix it with something healthy. You have to give your child a creme pie, give them an apple later. If you have to give your kids a burger, don't give them the Fries but give them that banana. STOP putting the weight of every obese individual on the shoulders of those who have to give their families less-than-perfect- foods. Are THEY obese? If not, then stop demonizing them. If you REALLY want to do something, get OFF of your high horse, stop judging people and go down and HELP a family in need. Why don't you come out of YOUR pocket to help a family get what they need from the supermarket, teach them how to shop, how to cook and then consistently check on them until they can manage for themselves. Each one teach one. Go ADOPT a poor family and go with them when they shop so you can SEE how difficult it is for them to eat the way YOU DO without YOUR INCOME! Seriously! Stop being so naive and DO SOMETHING to help! And before you say ANYTHING, YES! I used to do thisl until I was the one that needed the HELP!

Zainik Khona
Zainik Khona

Adulterated food has become a part of daily life with a large number of people world over. In-fact, the people of this generation don't even know what a non-adulterated food is, what is its taste & how it looks. The artificial food color, artificial taste & the artificial look/appearance (thanks to the modern science) on the shelf tempts the buyer to buy & consume unaware of the fatal facts in the coming time he/she will experience. Govt. should ban these food stuffs & cancel the mfg....

Adulterated food has become a part of daily life with a large number of people world over. In-fact, the people of this generation don't even know what a non-adulterated food is, what is its taste & how it looks. The artificial food color, artificial taste & the artificial look/appearance (thanks to the modern science) on the shelf tempts the buyer to buy & consume unaware of the fatal facts in the coming time he/she will experience. Govt. should ban these food stuffs & cancel the mfg. license of those because. responsible who serve POISON for a gain. WILL IT EVER HAPPEN (a big)?

Pretty Pety McIntosh
Pretty Pety McIntosh

I think that any stores likes Organic healthy foods because the food makes great fresh ,new foods of expires on dates add more fruits and fresh vegatables and that was extremely expensive the foods ,healthy foods well .

Sandra Floyd-Palomares
Sandra Floyd-Palomares

its quicker to make the unhealthier foods & in todays times where it takes both adults working to pay the bills, it's not like one of them can be at home hours cooking.

Debi Micheau
Debi Micheau

I grow my own veggies and trade some extras for fruits. It is too expensive to buy all that we use. So growing my own is a solution for me.

Bob Beard
Bob Beard

I can't choose from that selection of answers - what about appeal/taste? that's my biggest challenge to eating better - I wouldn't know much about "my community's" best answer... I live alone. I stay away from most fast food, though, and have bad reactions to several foods so "healthy" food is a big issue for me.

Michele Lucy
Michele Lucy

People with little money go to food banks which usually give out high carb, high fat and canned foods. Rarely do they provide fresh anything or good protein sources.

Jo Anne Roberts
Jo Anne Roberts

I still buy and eat foods that are healthy pretty much at any cost. I change my variety weekly depending what is on sale. I still get healthy foods, just have to change around depending on the store sales. but, that's ok, then I don't get tired of eating the same foods all the time and its more of a treat for me.

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