Until about 60 years ago, food was food.
There was no need to worry about whether your food was full of pesticides or artificial flavours, whether it had been genetically modified, pumped full of antibiotics or hydrogenated.
Eating was a relatively simple act.
Nowadays there’s a lot to consider before we even lift a fork.
Of course, we could remain oblivious to what we put in our bodies, how it is produced and the effects it has on us and the environment.
Oblivious or not, every dollar we spend is a vote for or against certain foods. Dig a little and you might not be happy about how your vote is cast.
The alternative is to make positive changes to the way you eat. This isn’t easy.
Learning about the food we eat takes time and effort.
Sourcing and affording more sustainable or healthy food (on top of everything else we have to do) takes time and effort.
Changing eating habits of a lifetime takes time and effort.
The question to ask is: do you believe that time and effort to be worth it?
Here are just a few considerations that the everyday person faces when purchasing food.
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<p>Source: <a href="http://www.frugalandthriving.com.au">Frugal and Thriving</a></p>
Do you find buying and eating food complicated? Do you believe it’s worth the effort?
Have you read these posts?
- Seasonal Eating
- Garden Update – Eating The Harvest
- plan cook save–eating healthy food on a budget
- reader survey: eating well on a budget
- fine dining – how to save money when eating out