I’m sorry Fa bloggers, what were you saying about healthy food being too expensive? This among many was a great sale going on for in season produce at my kroger. Suck it.
You do realize that food prices vary by geographic location right? Like I fucking love fruit, and I WISH I could get strawberries this cheap, but they’re not that cheap in my area. And in the neighborhood I grew up in, my family could not get to a grocery store (or any store that sold fresh produce) without a car. We were privileged enough to own a car and be able to afford gas, but not everyone in our neighborhood could.
Be respectful of the economic reality that others live in. Be respectful of people with different experiences than you.
I live in texas, strawberries dont naturally grow here. If you will see, they were normally 2.98, which for a full pound, it still a good deal. Theyre in season right now which is why they are cheap. Out of season, they are 4.99 a pound. So you can either eat strawberries cheaply in season because theyre healthy. or you can suck it up and pay more money when theyre out of season.
Me? i love grapes. theyre so damn good. But right now theyre out of season. So not only are they expensive, but the selection is terrible.
Oh can i mention that i live in the city? everything is more expensive than it is in the suburbs, including gas. But there is also 3 bus stops right in front of that kroger, not to mention, if i was really hard up, its less than 3 miles and i could walk.
Excuses are excuses. Also there is this thing called growing your own shit. If you really are that broke and far away, go buy some seeds and set up yourself up a garden. then you get to skip out on the GMO’s and pesticides and shit and wala, cheap, non locational based, healthy living.
So im sorry what were you saying again?
Only some people can’t afford to “suck it up and pay more money.” Some people can’t afford 3 bus stops. Some people can’t spare the time it takes to walk 3 miles/are disabled/have children that are dependent on them & they can’t afford care for them. Basically those 3 miles isn’t as easy for everyone as it is for you. Growing your own food requires space, time, and money, 3 things people living in poverty are unlikely to have.
You’re basically working from a super classist viewpoint. If you were living in poverty, I guarantee you your lifestyle would change real quickly. Fortunately, you and I are both privileged enough to be able to buy fruit. Woo hoo for us. But not everyone can and if you want to change that? Fighting against poverty and for access to healthy food will have a way more positive impact on the world than judging people and engaging in classism ever will.