This conversation is too long and off-putting for the grocery aisle or mothers group, so I wrote it down. It’s everything I should have said to the lady at the supermarket the other day but I guess I’m too gutless (and tired) to say it to her face.
This is for the people who I frequently overhear complaining about the price of food – berries seem to cop it a lot.
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I’m going to be blunt here and tell you that cheap food is ruining the planet.
I don’t call myself a farmer but I’m married to one and I grew up on a farm. Farmers get the blame for a lot of environmental problems, but here’s the thing – farmers only grow what people will buy. And people like to buy cheap. So farmers must grow it as cheaply as possible.