I’m surprised they have to do this. The marginal cost of a little extra food is insignificant. Most of the expense is in packaging and marketing! So this is a scam many times over. As Schiff points out, all this is doing is forcing people to buy more packaging.
We need to teach people to buy 25 pound bags of rice and beans and barley and oats sweet potatoes, and go to farmer’s markets 10 minutes before it closes to snap up vegetables and fruit on the cheap, and eat eggs for animal protein.
I am not Paleo. I eat oats and barley and am quite well on it. It fills you up. Also, potatoes and sweet potatoes and chick peas and lentils. I go for 6 hours without eating after such a meal.
If people actually demanded locally produced vegetables and fruits in greater quantities, more would be produced and the price would come down. It would stimulate local processing/preservation, and CSA farms would buy from local gardeners to add to their offerings.
We need higher and higher and higher priced Corn Syrup! Bring it on!
I got winter squash, potatoes, sweet potatoes, beans, tomatoes, peppers, cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, kale, radishes, garlic and the usual fruits and berries going this year. Really trying to get a good yield of sweet potatoes this year. Will keep everyone posted. I can tell you, this is hard work, but it’s very satisfying.
The thing to do is get bags of rice, oats, barley, beans in bulk, and grow your own fruits and vegetables.