Every morning while getting ready for work we watch the news. This morning wasn't any different. As we were about to turn the TV off a story came on about food prices. Just last month the cost of food soared 3.9% which is the highest gain since 1974. What's even crazier is this is due to the cost of vegetables going up almost 50%. Economists say it's just temporary because of the freezes in the southern states. Regardless it still effects people, especially those that need access to healthy foods the most - the poor. This increase makes healthy foods even more unattainable. It's sad that a person can afford soda for their family but not apples. It's really clear that our government would rather see people unhealthy by subsidizing and making affordable only the least healthy of foods.
This is why I think it's important for people to do what they can to grow food. Even if it's just one tomato plant on a balcony. Take control over your food before it gets too expensive that you can't afford it anymore.