...if you add up the enormous hidden costs of non-organic foods and cheap junk fare - damage to public health, environmental destruction, greenhouse gas pollution, contaminated water, dead zones in the oceans, billions of dollars in taxpayer subsidies to chemical and GMO agribusiness - organic food is actually much cheaper.
Well, it is cheaper; but it's not just a matter of being overall cheaper. It's a matter of cash-flow. Many people are living hand-to-mouth right now. They have x amount of money, and it is often not enough to buy enough organic food to even live.
Frankly, I'm ashamed of the governments, corporations, and people who have created this nightmare. It's all come about due to one main reason: selfishness. If the people who vote for others for government, if the people who run for office, if the shareholders and corporate executives weren't so Goddamn selfish and often downright greedy but instead were to give a damn about anything that truly matters, we'd not be facing any of the mess describe by Ronnie Cummins in the linked article.