The Value of Organic Food

19 Mar 2010 12:50 PM - Some food for thought?
Organic food

There is a very interesting article in the Autumn 2010 newsletter of the Gawler Foundation on the value of organic food.

The article is written by Shane Heaton, a nutritionist with the Biological Farmers of Australia.

Based on data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics, looking at average weekly household expenditure, Shane raises an interesting question about how many people say they can't afford to buy organic food and yet the statistics would suggest that we somehow manage to afford alcohol, tobacco, fast food and junk food etc, spending more on each of them than we do on fruit and vegetables. 

It's an interesting point.  If you have ever quibbled about the cost of buying organic, or even the cost of fresh fruit, vegetables, fish and meat in general, have you ever stopped to think about where your money actually goes? 

How much of it is spent on things that don't actually contribute to your health and well being?  If you were to rethink your priorities, would healthier food be more affordable? 

Who knows, you may even find you are able to save money on health care!

In good health,

Kaye Wright
Naturopath