Does anyone else find it ironic that bleached, over-processed white flour is cheaper than healthy whole-grain flours? Why is it that the prices of organic, even local, foods are much higher than foods that have been shipped half-way around the world?! (This question is somewhat rhetorical--I understand that most organic farms are smaller and produce less, and also there is the issue of longer shelf life when it comes to bleached flour and products made with hydrogenized oil.)
Is it possible to eat well (being a good steward of my family's health and my own) without spending a fortune (being a good steward of our finances)? I'd love to hear your thoughts. Do you buy organic and/or local products? Why or why not?
Relevant articles: why organic food costs more, tips for saving money on organic food, and Is it worth the extra cost?