Monday, May 9, 2011

Subsidize Organic Food Like Conventional

I love the newsletters I get from Cookstown Greens - an organic gardener we interviewed for No Guff Vegetable Gardening. In his recent newsletter he says:
“Why is organic food so expensive?” My answer is, “You asked the wrong question. You should have asked: Why is conventional food so cheap?” The answer is: For every dollar we spend for “cheap” food, taxes pay another two dollars. This form of “capitalism” is certainly not sustainable.

A picture of field greens here from Cookstown:

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