Am I dumb for buying organics?
According to Rep. Collin Peterson, the chairman of the House Ag Committee, I am dumb. He recently said:
For whatever reason, people are willing to pay two or three times as much for something that says ‘organic’ or ‘local’. Far be it from me to understand what that’s about, but that’s reality. And if people are dumb enough to pay that much then hallelujah.
Thanks, Chairman Peterson. As the leader of the House Agriculture Committee, shouldn't this man understand what organics and local food is all about? I'm sorry Mr. Peterson - but I don't want the cheap, processed food that is supported by your version of the farm bill. I prefer organic and locally grown food AND I'm willing to pay more to support MY local farmer.
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