Monday, March 15, 2010

Cost of food?

So the question as to why a salad costs more then a Big Mac is a good one. This article addresses it.

Basically, your salad and it's ingredents are not subsidized by the government, while every part of your Big Mac is.

The real cost of your food is not what you are paying, it is what we are all paying, including subsidies supporting agriculture. Or at least commodity agriculture, veggies and fruit are largely ignored, especially that from small producers. The prices you will pay at the farmers market this summer or to your CSA more closely represents the true cost of what we eat then the 99 cent cheeseburger...

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