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There are many talks about quality food for pets but I'd like to ask you about quality food for us, people. I've tried to search for organic food suppliers and stores in Moscow, and I found them. However, the prices there are just inhumane! I've heard organic food is more expensive, so I did expect it to be more expensive. I was psychologically ready to pay. But what I saw was a little too much in my opinion.
10 eggs cost about 0.75 to 1.25 €.
10 organic eggs cost 4.75 €.
1 L cow milk costs 1 to 1.5 €.
1 L organic cow milk is 3 €.
1 kg beef cost 10 €.
1 kg organic beef of the same kind is 32.5 €.
I've realized we just cannot afford eating organic food every day. It can only be an occasional "delicacy", which is obviously not enough to maintain good health.
Are the prices as high in your country/city, and I'm just over-reacting? I imagined the people who care about other people's health would sell something a little more available to everyone.
P.S. What's also upsetting is that there's always a chance you'll buy the same stuff you can find in a supermarket, but you'll buy it for an enormous price. I don't know if this is the case in other countries but this is how it can be in Russia.
I just got back from Switzerland and I was amazed to see that the organic/bio products were almost the CHEAPEST of the lot!
JustaBratYes, it's pretty much the same everywhere. I found the prices so objectionable that instead of buying organic vegetables, I purchased Heritage seeds and planted a garden. For approximately $200 we will have enough vegetables to feed us for a full year, and even some to sell to neighbours. What we sell will reimburse our original $200 for seeds. No matter how small your yard is, there are ways to grow your own garden so that you know what you're eating.Indeed! We have a summer house 80 km away from the city, and there's a garden as well. It's a pity we cannot live there throughout the year (no internet, no central heating, no canalization, no proper water supply system, lol), otherwise I'd plant there many more things. Now everything has to be growing on its own basically, like carrot, beets, garlic, marrows, pumpkins, etc. There are also some fruit trees. We go there every weekend in spring/summer/autumn to maintain the plants. I really enjoy eating those from our own garden, because I know they absorbed no chemicals.
PunkybrewsterI just got back from Switzerland and I was amazed to see that the organic/bio products were almost the CHEAPEST of the lot!Have you stocked up with some and brought them to Malta?
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