Organic Food Is Going Mainstream!

Now i am always looking for healthy food.

I started our quest to healthy when CJ was a toddler and at that period (15 years ago) there was not that many options and what little foods there are, they were hard to find. I would drive everywhere or buy foods via mail if these were organic and natural, gluten-free and dairy free. So you can picture, my first trip shopping at Whole Foods  cha ram tom dat; I actually seemed a child on Christmas morning! There were so many healthy options. I loved it. Because I told my tale to people and prompted these to eat whole organic and natural foods, many people said it was just too expensive and hard to find.

How sad that processed foods are less expensive than whole organic and natural foods.

You would probably think it would be the opposite as processed foods take more time to make and factories and staff are needed. Unfortunately, the lower quality materials in most fully prepared foods allow for a cheaper price. It will not seem to be fair or make much sense, but it can reality. 

We are just beginning to understand and accept the need for whole foods.

Let’s face it, people today are being used to fast convenient foods so that’s what is readily available. It’s Economics 101-the problem is resource and demand. There are fewer healthy markets and organic and natural farms so the demand may receive higher, but the supply continues to be low, creating higher prices. For example, my aunty had many food hypersensitivity and was also not able to eat foods with preservatives when your woman was growing in the 1970’s. My aunt acquired to drive 20+ mls to a health food store for things as simple as almond spread or whole grain breads. Thankfully today you will get many stores that sell healthier food choices, but it still may be expensive.

Looking for organic and natural foods will get even get easier and more sensible!

Walmart is teaming plan Wild Oats organic and natural foods. This essentially means organic and natural foods will be available in almost every community. It also means that organic and natural products will be people paid an improved price. Consumers does not only have more options on where you can buy organic and natural foods, however the competition should bring organic and natural prices down over all. Which is a win for the consumer.

The likelihood for more organic and natural foods available to everyone excites me.

The fact that Walmart is branching into organics means that the demand for organic and natural food is not simply for the stereotypical health food junkie, but also for the average consumer. This means that more people know about the dangers of eating chemically processed and genetically revised foods and want to change their eating patterns. I think the competition between Walmart and traditional health food markets will raise awareness even more. My hope is that someone will see organic and natural and non-organic foods alongside, see that the cost is similar and select for organic. My desire would be that folks would then buy fresh organic and natural foods as well. This kind of would also allow organic and natural farmers without GMO produce to become more profitable. People wrongly believe just because organic and natural produce is more expensive, the growers make more money. The truth is which it cost more to farm naturally. Whole Foods has long held to the idea that they can be “the buying agents for our customers and not the advertising agents for the. inches Unfortunately for this once food revolutionary “food to fork” market has got their profits slip, as more grocery stores want to provide customers a healthier way to eat. I really hope stores like Walmart support the dignity and hard work of those small organic and natural farmers that help them make more money as well.

What determined Walmart to include organics?

I am just not sure why and maybe it did must do with wanting a talk about of the growing “organic” market. I don’t health care though because anything that gets people talking about, buying and eating healthy food choices is good. I actually do find it funny that Walmart has a disclaimer stating “This basically about telling our customers what to eat, or is it an certification of certain foods. Is actually about leveraging our range to provide access to the choices that at present elude too many people in our country. Is actually just one single more way wish helping our customers save money to allow them to live better. ” Perhaps they may want to alienate the people who shop all the rest of the food aisles packed with processed food! Well i guess, I will take any amount of health awareness I can get!

There are other ways to buy healthy at a reasonable or less expensive price.

One of the best and a lot fun (to me) ways to buy organic and natural produce is to shop at the area farmer’s market. (There’s even a site called Local Harvest to help you locate the farmer’s market closest to you! ) I love knowing the vendors and learning what’s the best produce to buy for the season or even that day. Our early on ancestors didn’t have food shipped from miles away. Rather, they ate the fresh food available to them and then fermented/cultured and canned their food to eat later. This kind of not only preserved the food, but provided valuable good gut bacteria that helped their immune systems and over all health.

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