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Are you kidding me?

Hello everyone, the time has come for me to tell you about yet another one of my pet peeves. It just came to my mind while I was shopping at the market, and I just have to share with you guys how I felt. There was almost a cleanup on every aisle, because I almost snapped. Let me explain.

I am tired of these over-priced healthy foods that should be fairly easy for me and everyone else to obtain being somewhat out of reach.  Why is it that I have to pay $5.00 for the healthy whole grain cereals that are good for me and not packed with too much sugar? Why is it that I have to pay so much for organic broccoli? Why do I have to pay $9 per lb for non -GMO chicken?  I’m not trying to buy fancy foods just the foods I need so this is pretty outrageous to me. Do you feel the same way?

During the election everyone was talking about working together, bringing our country together as one and making sure everyone has equal rights and opportunities. However, are we really going make good on these ideas and promises? If so, we have a lot of work to do because there are a lot of differences in our communities.  I should see the same amount of supermarkets in low-income communities as I do suburban areas. I shouldn’t have to travel a mile or two just to get to a supermarket. I should be able to afford fruits and vegetables – these aren’t luxury items.  Also, I shouldn’t have a fast food restaurant located within a mile of my house in every direction just because I live in a low-income neighborhood. This is not equality.

If we want to make progress towards a better and healthier America, then our food system would be a great place to start. If you agree with me, comment on this post. SHIFTDemand!

George, SHIFT Crew Leader

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