Organic Food: Luxury or Necessity?

Ever since my tenement project, I’ve been involved in a lot of discussions about eating well on a very tight budget. Recently, my friend Ben forwarded me this article about eating “ethically” on a food stamp budget:
“A recent National Review column argued that organic food was, in fact, “an expensive luxury item, something bought by those who have the resources…When Alice Waters told Americans that they could dine better by forgoing “the cellphone or the third pair of Nike shoes,” my monthly cellphone bill totaled zero and I owned just one pair of sneakers. When Michael Pollan urged citizens to plant a garden, I was living on the 10th floor of an urban apartment building.”
The author attempts to feed her and her husband organically on $250 a month. She ends up turning to some historic sources to learn how to craft delicious meals with limited funds. Overall, an interesting read.

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