So, what sets Thailand apart as a place where whole foods are actually cheaper than our seemingly healthful packaged foods? The answer: agriculture. In 2005, Thailand’s agricultural sector could attest to 10.2% of annual GDP –whereas, the U.S. agricultural sector accounted for only 1.2% of GDP as recorded by Earth Trends, in cooperation with the Development Data Group of The World Bank.
Undoubtedly, the presence of whole foods in the American diet in combination with exercise is essential to a healthier America. As our economy leans away from agriculture, and into the arms of foreign imports, our health as a nation becomes at risk. Let us join together in supporting our local farmers so our grocery stores may once again be filled with food grown on our own soil. What can you do? Join your local CSA (Community Supported Agriculture). For more information on a national-level: LocalHarvest.org
For Louisville (KY) natives, visitors, and residents, take a look at: Grasshoppers Distribution
This post is not intended to be offensive, nor is it meant to portray an expert opinion. It is intended to encourage people to keep asking questions and to take action for the betterment of all.