> From: Bluestem Associates <email@example.com>
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Re: price of food
> Date: Monday, April 05, 1999 4:39 PM
> On Mon, 5 Apr 1999 16:18:53 EST5EDT, Anita Graf (Staff) wrote:
> >(But I agree that non organic food
> >is dirt cheap -- and junk food seems the cheapest of all.) Anita
> I'm not convinced that the "organic is expensive and conventional is
> cheap" line of reasoning holds completely.
> Consider an absolutely scrumptious organic navel orange at $1.00/lb
> (they're 79 cents locally). Three oranges to the pound --- easily 3.5
> ounces of inside goodies for 33 cents. Tasty, nourishing, pure, and
> natural --- probably helps support an organic family farm in
> Compare that to an orange Popsicle -- 3.5 ounces of colored, flavored,
> water, sweetend with what is probably GMO-corn syrup. Is it food? Whom
> does it support?
> So which one is expensive, and why in light of that obvious answer do
> people persist in calling *organic* food elitist ??
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