It’s not easy getting behind the idea of purposefully making food more expensive. Industrialized food production, global transportation networks, and the concentration of food distribution into mammoth corporations have made food cheaper than ever in developed countries.
This can only be a good thing, right? Particularly for poor people, who have to make every dollar stretch as far as possible. But with endless articles about the new American farmer movement and the need to build a “sustainable food system”, we have to wonder if food is too cheap to make being a small-scale organic farmer financially sustainable.