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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