Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Is Fast Food Cheaper Than Cooking at Home?
The point we're trying to make here is that most people can afford real, home cooked food. Even the nearly 50 million Americans enrolled in the Food Stamp program receive about $5 per person per day for food. While this is still not ideal, it can easily provide a family of 4 with a healthy, home cooked meal once a day.
In order to change this, political and cultural action would need to be taken. From a cultural view point, we need to celebrate real food, raise our children to know the value of a real meal; giving them the pleasure of enjoying a nourishing meal with one another. From the political view point, the marketing of fast food would have to be limited and the producers would have to be forced to pay the true costs of productions. One must understand that advertising for fast food is not the exercise of free speech, but it is the behavior of manipulating the masses through addictive substances. The political challenge is obviously the more difficult of the two. But the easiest thing to do is to cook at every chance possible and demonstrate to everyone around you that the real way, is the better way.