Both of these movies were VERY informative and educational when it comes to REALLY knowing where your food is coming from and how WHAT your eating effects your health.
I am a FIRM believer that a lot of our health issues today could be solved by people being educated on nutrition. It would also take them really wanting to change.
To be honest, I don’t understand why people eat bad food. I guess some of it is habit and or just not caring, but I tell ya.. when I eat fast food or just prepackaged junk.. I feel miserable.
One of the statements in Food Matters was that LESS THAN 6% of students in medical schools are taught about nutrition.
So when you go to the doctor for diabetes or heart problems for example.. they don’t know how to treat you beyond writing you a prescription.. so to speak.
But enough of my rambling about that..
My reason for this post was to talk about how doing the Healthy & Organic lifestyle choice is hard.. at least for me.
In the area of Florida that I am in, there really isn’t a wide range of choices when it comes to organic vegetables and healthy products.
We do have a local bakery/health store that carries some things, but they are mainly focused on Vitamins and supplements alongside their bakery.
I’m about 45 minutes or so from a good Whole Foods type store and the organic things that ARE available at either Publix or Super Wal-mart are REALLY expensive.
Our local county fairgrounds has one of the largest “farmers markets” in the state, but as I researched and talked to the ‘so called farmers’ I found out that 95 % of them were NOT farmers at all!! They all just went to big produce retail mass markets, bought cheap, and travel around to different smaller markets. They were just ‘sellers of vegetables’ – not farmers. There was only 1 –2 REAL local farmers out of about 100 vendors.
How depressing is that!
So what’s a person to do?
I see all these pictures, tv shows, and articles about how we need to eat and buy locally. I REALLY want to do that, but it’s hard.
This year I’m ‘purposing’ to find out more information about local farmers. There’s GOT to be some around here somewhere. I just hope it doesn’t cost me an arm and a leg to buy it.
How about you? Do you have nice local farmers near by that you can buy from? Are they expensive or reasonably priced?