Locavores Essay

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Register to read the introduction… A family in the documentary stated that for what one item, like lets say naturally grown potato, they can go to burger king or Wendy's and get an entire meal there for the price of one bag of naturally grown potatoes. That is incredibly true. As Morgan Spurlock (Supersize Me) said “America is the fattest nation in the world. Over 100 million Americans are overweight or obese. 60% of all US adults are overweight or obese.” This is not acceptable. America needs to wake up. We need to make healthy food available. We’re getting bigger and bigger by the minute due to the fact that most families do not eat at home because they work long hours. Why is it that a salad at Mc.Donalds can cost almost $10, but a cheeseburger can cost as little as one …show more content…
These people are called “Locavores”. Locavores (n) by definition is called “ a person who makes an effort to eat food that is grown, raised, or produced locally, usually within 100 miles of home. “ (dictionary.com). The question is would i become one? Well, considering the fact that i am a college student, i have loans to pay off, i don't think it would be a good idea. I took the liberty of looking at a chart comparison of organically grown food vs conventionally grown food. This information comes from Austin Texas, on March 4th 2012. 16 ounces of organic strawberries cost $4.98 while conventional strawberries cost $1.88 . I absolutely love strawberries, but i refuse to pay 5 dollars for them, no matter how organic they are. Just the other day i brought a pack of organically grown potatoes from ACME. I did not look at the price, and then when i went to check out, i was shocked at how much they cost. They were about $8.00. I bought them anyway and then i went back to see how much the normal potatoes cost, which was $3.00 . That is a huge difference. I am fortunate enough to be born into an upper middle class family, but what about those who aren’t? I know families in homeless shelters (i volunteer every year, Bergen County’s “Point-In-Time” in the homeless shelter in hackensack) who wish they could feed their children that was good for them but they cannot, simply because they …show more content…
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