Are we chasing a cheap dream?

28 thoughts on “Are we chasing a cheap dream?”

    1. So true Damyanti…Its such a shame that the very food that is the life sustaining force, the most basic right, is not accessible to general public. We have to purchase what they sell, period. And fooling people with attractive ads to sell what they want…It is nothing short of conspiracy at a grand scale. Scary to think where this will lead us to if we are silent about it. Thank you so much for sharing your views on this and sorry you had to hear me rant like this…but food safety is a topic very close to my heart. Thanks for this 🙂

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  1. Loved this post! Couldn’t agree with you more. This year I have taken to supporting small and local businesses. Although expensive, I know that I am not supporting mass produced garbage. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Kudos to you Nanditha! So proud of you and so happy to have connected with you. This is what we need…if more and more people realise what these big corporations are doing to us, it will surely bring about a positive change. Hoping that day isn’t too far…For our own sake and more importantly for our children’s sake. Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts and engaging with me. Reading your comment today gives me hope. Thanks for that.

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  2. I’m glad you thought and wrote about this. People are simply running in this race because they see everyone running and feel paranoid by missing the bus. People feel that factory made and backed by brand is safe and good. They fail to understand that there are capitalist behind it and they are not bothered by their health. Good you brought it up.

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    1. Thank you so much Arv. I am so glad this post resonated with you because this is something very close to my heart. Food safety is becoming a growing concern when it shouldn’t be so. No matter what our occupation is, it finally boils down to food that sustains our lives…it should be our fundamental right to have access to healthy food sources and that itself is in grave danger. Corruption and under-hand dealing on food safety and security is pathetic and at an all time high…Don’t know where this will lead us to? Sorry for ranting here, but that’s how i feel about this. Thanks for lending a patient ear to my ramblings. Means much!

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      1. Absolutely. Rooftop kitchen gardens are a new way out partially. Even organic food has little significance because it is hard to comply with the requirements. And how do you check if it is actually organic?

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      2. That’s where the small communities built on trust comes in. I am absolutely not in favour of anything labelled organic because there is another kind of fraud going around in the name of organic, ripping people off their hard earned money. So the answer lies in buying from people you know and trust. Thanks for the interest shown and thoughts shared Arv…

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    1. Thank you so much Sonia. Means a lot coming from a good friend and well wisher like you. This post summarizes all the reasons for me to choose the organic way of life…these are things which always had a deep impact on me. Thank you so much for your kind words.

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    1. Absolutely Tamanna. Food is the most basic need and not a luxury that only affluent people could afford and therefore, we shouldn’t have to worry about food safety but the scenario is totally opposite here. Thank you so much for engaging with the post and so glad the topic resonated with you.

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  3. Fantastic questions, Kalpana. Whenever, I see fruit and vegetables being sold dirt cheap, I wonder if the poor farmer is getting anything at all! We have to become more conscious of our consumption and how it affects the person at the end of the line.

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  4. An irony of life, we keep discussing on the subject of “food for thought”, but grossly miss out on the food itself. So aptly pointed out Kalpana, the contest between time and money, we are trapped and we are trading money for time not knowing at what cost. Nothing can be more precious than the cost of our health and it so much a factor of the food we eat, and in other way how much of chemicals we consume from these packaged and well marketed product.

    It has become so much about the convenience in life, the super market, the food delivery apps, a click away and getting almost everything things so easily done and doing it pretty comfortable, and all our energies are channelized towards the making of money, loads of money and in the process we sadly neglect the very purpose for which we are earning that money…the happiness and the health.

    Business today is so much about the scope and the scale, the mass production to the automation matters and the count of units, and the unit profit that can be maximized. The niche players, the small business entities are deliberately being crushed by the big fishes in the market…yes we need to nurture and promote these small players doing a big thing in their little space. It is such a pleasure reading your lovely thoughts and that exchange of ideas makes it a delight.
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  5. After reading your article, I realize that I have been eating cheap things and making my family eat too. I totally agree that what are we saving for? For the day when we will relax but with restrictions of digestion and all? It is the best to enjoy the current moment with eating healthy

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  6. This is an impressive write up, Kalpana. My husband and I have similar discussions frequently especially around sunflower oil cost and the actual cost of sunflowers per acre. Do let me know of further initiatives!

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