Organic Food Is Going Mainstream!

I am just always looking for well balanced meals.

I started our trip to healthy when CJ was a toddler and at that point (15 years ago) there have been not that many options and what little foods there was, they were hard to find. I would drive everywhere or buy foods via mail if these people were organic and natural, gluten-free and dairy free. So you can envision, my first trip shopping at Whole Foods; I actually seemed a child on Christmas morning! There were so many healthy alternatives. I loved it. Because I told my history to people and urged these to eat whole organic and natural foods, many people said it was just too expensive and hard to find. Hyggelig cafe København

How sad that processed foods are more affordable than whole organic and natural foods.

You would probably think it would be the opposite as processed foods take more time to make and factories and personnel are needed. Unfortunately, the lower quality elements in most fully refined foods allow for a cheaper price. It won’t seem to be fair or make much sense, but is actually reality. 

We are just beginning to understand and accept the need for whole foods.

Let’s face it, people today are being used to fast convenient foods so that’s what is readily available. It’s Economics 101-the problem is source and demand. There are fewer healthy markets and organic and natural farms so the demand may receive higher, but the supply continues to be low, creating higher prices. For example, my aunty had many food allergy symptoms and was also not able to eat foods with preservatives when the lady was growing in the 1970’s. My aunt got to drive 20+ mls to a health food store for things as simple as almond spread or whole grain breads. Thankfully today you will find many stores that sell healthier food choices, but it still may be expensive.

Looking for organic and natural foods will get even get easier and more affordable!

Walmart is teaming program Wild Oats organic and natural foods. This essentially means organic and natural foods will be available in almost every area. It also means that organic and natural products will be people paid an improved price. Consumers does not only have more options on where you can buy organic and natural foods, however the competition should bring organic and natural prices down over all. This is a win for the consumer.

The likelihood for more organic and natural foods available to everyone excites me.

The fact that Walmart is branching into organics means that the demand for organic and natural food is not merely for the stereotypical health food junkie, but also for the average consumer. This means that more people know about the dangers of eating chemically processed and genetically altered foods and want to change their eating practices. I think the competition between Walmart and traditional health food markets will raise awareness even more. My hope is that someone will see organic and natural and non-organic foods alongside, see that the cost is similar and decide for organic. My fantasy would be that folks would then buy fresh organic and natural foods as well. This kind of would also allow organic and natural farmers without GMO produce to become more profitable. People wrongly assume that just because organic and natural produce is more expensive, the maqui berry farmers make more money. The truth is that this cost more to farm naturally. Whole Foods has long held to the idea that they are really “the buying agents for our customers and not the advertising agents for the. inches Unfortunately for this once food revolutionary “food to fork” market has experienced their profits slip, as more grocery stores want to provide customers a healthier way to eat. I am hoping stores like Walmart support the dignity and hard work of the small organic and natural farmers that help them make more money as well.

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