|QUOTE (sivispacem @ Monday, Apr 8 2013, 15:17)|
I grow pretty much all the fruit and vegetables I require in a 2m x 2m patch in my garden. I purchase meat largely from local butchers, usually hunted game rather than farmed, at a price far below that of supermarkets. Practically the only things i need to buy from stores are seasonings, cooking oil and cleaning supplies. And if we still had small-scale agriculture in the UK like they do in the Med- around normal working lives I might add- I'd probably be able to get two of those as well.
Both me and my partner work full time.
I'm sure buying Pheasent from a shotgun toting man in your hot-fuzz Village is much cheaper than buying it in Waitrose. Unfortunately that's got nothing to do with Tesco Value brand "This meets the minimum regulation to be sold as Meat" burgers which are what a lot of people are stuck with.
It takes between two and four months to grow a carrot, 2m squared is not enough room to stagger growth to be sustainable, nor is it even enough room to produce two meals a day for so much as a week out of one growth cycle. You're playing gardener and occasionally have some produce ready to have with your tea. That's not the same thing as living on it.
Again. The amount of time, space, and money required to grow enough crops to permanently sustain yourself and your dependents is much greater then you are claiming.
Do not backpedal. You said this:
|Your argument is that people are obese because access to unhealthy food is cheaper than to healthy. This is patently false when growing food is so much cheaper than buying it.|
So do not try to claim you meant as a supplement to the diet, or any other nonsense. You put it forward as a viable alternative to utra cheap supermarket gruel.