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Organics – The New Movement and the Problem

So our wonderful first lady and all the celebrities want us all to eat more fruits and veggies AND they want us to go as “organic” as possible.

While this sounds great, none of these people have given one iota of thought to the NORMAL average household budget and what it will and will not support.

Now you may say, but it’s good for us and we need to do this, while I agree I can tell you first hand that my household budget will not support even half of the new “choices” they all want us to make and changes to our shopping and eating. People with very little money to spend on groceries have to think not just about what they are buying but how far can they make it stretch? We used to have a whopping budget of $80 a week and that included what I could turn into baby food since our second daughter was just coming off the bottle. I can assure all those that want us to buy organic or more fruit and veggies that my $80 budget would not have gone far if I had done that. I had to find creative ways to feed our family of 4 plus our beloved dog. It isn’t easy on that amount.

If they want us to eat more organics and fruit and veggies in general then they need to look at the pricing versus the “normal average family budget” and rethink that shelf pricing. Most people couldn’t afford to do it BEFORE the recession and housing bust hit and not it’s worse than ever so it’s even less likely to happen.

Come live our reality and walk a mile in our shoes before you start demanding what we do with our hard earned small amount of earnings, then we’ll discuss it.

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July 6, 2011 - Posted by | Family, Life

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