Yes, I’m a Red Pill Kinda Girl.
Ugh… That’s how I feel about it all right now. Ugh….
My head feels like it’s about to explode.
Organic it is. It’s better for me, and better for the Earth, even if it can be more pricey.
Organic it is. Then I got my first organic Red Pepper in my little local Organic buying club delivery – and it was from Holland.
Yes, Holland. As in The Netherlands.
Dark Green Below, East of Spain. North of the boot.
Reminder: I am in West Palm Beach, FL. USA… Allll the way over in the insert.
Over 4,500 miles my lil’ Red Pepper traveled.
What did my lil’ Pepper have to go through to get here from Holland?
Did it take a plane, a train, a boat, a bus?
Doesn’t all of that add up with for our “Green” footprint?
Does the 4,500 mile travel make USDA Organic “worth it”?
Is that why it costs SO MUCH MORE?!?!
And about that SO MUCH MORE… Sometimes it is reasonable. It’s not that much more. I can justify buying Organic if the cost difference is reasonable to me.
But is the fact that to increase my food budget to be Organic and healthier I had to cut down my giving to help feed others, “reasonable”?
Is it “reasonable” that 1 in 6 Americans struggle with hunger?
Is it “reasonable” that there is a term of being “food-insecure” meaning not knowing where your next meal is coming from?
Is it “reasonable” that the children I work with through Urban Youth Impact go to bed hungry at night?
My lil’ Red Pepper.