When your food’s on your table: Why you should care
The most important question we can ask ourselves as consumers is, “What are my food choices going to cost me?”
The answer to that question is often pretty simple.
There are a few simple, and oft-misunderstood, ways to answer that question.
The first is to compare apples to oranges.
For most consumers, apples are cheaper.
When I go to a store, I am most likely buying apples, oranges, or some other variety of fruit.
In fact, I might even go so far as to purchase two apples per person.
A recent study from researchers at the University of Washington found that consumers can save as much as 50% by buying the same type of fruit at a lower price.
If you are looking to save money, though, look at the price of the produce in question.
If it is the same, you will likely save money as well.
Secondly, look for organic, local produce.
This is where the consumer has an advantage over the farmer.
As a consumer, you don’t have to think about whether the produce is organic, but you do have to be aware of how organic it is.
Organic farming is often the best way to save on your grocery bills.
It may be the only way.
Third, look out for local, local ingredients.
These ingredients are more expensive, but they are also more sustainable.
Look for organic organic foods, and consider what types of ingredients are used.
You may be able to save more money if you buy more organic ingredients.
But you are still going to pay a premium for it.
Finally, if you want to save a bit more money, consider getting organic organic.
I can’t tell you how many times I have been told that I could save $200 if I just purchased organic produce, instead of buying the typical supermarket produce.
What do you think?
Is buying organic really worth it?