Sunday, November 28, 2010
$11.00 Apple- The cost of not buying local
Taken at a grocery store this morning in Trinidad and Tobago. Granted they were big, the size is what drew my attention. But really and truly, it shows the high cost that food has reached, simply becuse we do not appreciated our own.
The sad thing to realize is that it is easier to find an apple, than to find portugal or pomerac, which is in "season" around christmas time.
The point I am trying to make is the high cost of feeding a population, who would rather eat potatoes instead of cassava and dasheen, and pay $23.00 for spinach instead of bhagi (wild spinach- $5.00 a bag)
In these times, keeping the money flowing locally is important........