CIRS Blog about Rural California
How many times have we heard it?
"Organic food is great for those who can afford it, but not an option for most of us."
This simplistic adage is applied to most proposals that question the cheap, processed food that is the cornerstone of this country's epidemic of diet-related diseases. Arguing in favor of organic, a movable feast of foodies tells us that we simply have to learn to pay more if we want to eat local, organic, sustainably- produced food. In the United States that leaves at least 49 million food insecure people (and much of the middle class) out of luck.
Sorry, no healthy food for you.