On the average, American families spend about $150 a week on the food they eat. Some spend as much as $180. But cheap food is not usually quality food. And the fact that food can be had for cheap also does NOT mean that it’s actually the most cost-efficient choice.
In fact, if you are eating processed food you are paying for it FIVE times!!!
(2) The second payment is at tax time, and it costs the same as the first one. Eighty percent of our food is processed food. Processed food is corn, cotton, soy, canola, rice, wheat, and sugar. They eat up 98 percent of all the subsidies. Those subsidies are paid for on tax day.
(3) The third time you pay for it is when you go to the doctor. In the last 20 years, an average of 60 million people have gotten food-borne illness in this country. As soon as you get sick and need medical help, prices soar.
(5) The fifth thing is: who’s going to clean up that farmland when the factory farmer leaves? The land is heavily damaged and polluted.
Food raised in the organic method is the cheapest food in the U.S., because you only pay for it once. Of course you have to be the kind of person who actually can plan a healthier life to move off the “here and now” position. Are you?
Yamhill Valley Grown provides an online shopping opportunity that will bring local healthy food right to your door!!!