Can you lower your living expenses with organic farming?


| 10/31/2012 12:32:30 PM


Tags: food labeling, living expenses, Chris Downs,

That is a great question. In California, they are working to legislate proper food labeling, due to modified food products being used in processed foods.

This will raise the cost of foods in the stores, as well as put some companies out of business. Lawyers will of course make a bunch of money and the government will once again grow due to increased “policing” all of those requirements.

Does that lower your living expenses?

 Yes it is draining 

Let’s take a look at the pros and cons of what will really help you lower your living expenses.

Here is the game of choice.

  1. Does the FDA monitor large corporation closely for compliance?
  2. Can they be everywhere all at once to verify healthy food?
  3. Do you have time to read and understand all of the legal language of the new laws?
  4. How do you know if the food you eat is healthy?
  5. How involved do you want to be in your food choices?
  6. What steps can you take to improve your options?

Let me answer these questions one at a time.

  1. The FDA is a large bureaucracy where most of the people are interested in your health. But they are limited in what they can do, due the fact they can’t be everywhere all at once.
  2. FDA also can not verify all of the food to be healthy, and there are so many rules and regulations that I believe that there is not one person that knows them all. A complex system with many leaders is a hard program to manage efficiently. Thus increasing costs to the consumer.
  3. I am not a lawyer and I believe a yes should mean yes, and no mean no. I do not think changing a definition of a word to get your way is an honorable way of living.
  4. The best way to know if the food you eat is healthy is to grow it yourself. If you can’t grow your own food, find a reputable local farmer and go meet them on their farm. Then ask them if they have food for sale on a regular basis.
  5. The more you get involved in your food choices, the healthier food you can consume. We are all responsible for our own choices. If you do not want to be too involved in those choices, you can always hire someone else to choose for you. You actually do that now if you only buy from the local grocery store or big mega store.

What steps can you take to improve your options?

I am glad that you asked! Here are some that you can do yourself:

nebraska dave
11/3/2012 6:02:39 PM

Chris, I'm sure you would find many readers here in the GRIT blog community that would be nodding their heads in agreement with everything that you wrote about in your post. I have to ask the question. In the first picture, what in the world is that stuff that is surrounding the person. I have to say that I'm not sure I would be wading in it. Have a great day food growing day.





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