Wednesday, August 26, 2009

The High Price of Cheap Food

image via Time

I rarely post about anything serious here, but I recently read an article that I thought was important to share. If you've been keeping up with my blog, you'll know that I try and use organic ingredients as often as I can. Eating completely organic can be very inconvenient and expensive, however. When I go grocery shopping, I make sure that at least all our meat, dairy and eggs are always organic, partly for humane reasons but mostly because I don't think our bodies are adapted to process the drugs and diseases that conventionally-maintained animals are exposed to.

A lot of people will argue that their parents didn't eat fancy "organic" stuff, and neither did they while growing up...unfortunately, the agricultural industry in this country has changed immensely in the past few decades and food is produced in radically different ways in order to make it cheaper. The result is that people are sicker and more obese than ever. I'm not a fan of organic producers ripping off people because eating organic is trendy, however, short of growing your own food, I think it's still the best option for nutrition. This article in the latest issue of Time Magazine will open your eyes.

If you've made it this far into my entry, thank you for sticking with me! I'll get off my soapbox now and get back to writing about the fun stuff.

1 comment:

  1. The Time article sacres me. Thanks for posting.

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