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Where is the real food?

Saturday, January 21, 2017

The other day I had to pick up a few groceries and as I was close to a local Walmart neighbourhood grocery store I decided that this would be an easy place to stop. Now mind you this is not the big Super Walmarts that they have in some locations so I have to take this into consideration. As I walked in i was looking at the row upon row of non food items and the first thing that crossed my mind was where is the real food.
This really bothers me as I wonder who they are actually catering to. It probably is the same in most stores but it really hit me as I walked in that day.
There was literally nothing that I would consider clean food anywhere near the front of the store. How sad is that.
If you are new to doing your own shopping and not aware of how to read labels this would be a minefield for buying all the wrong items. I want food that has very few ingredients and is good for me.
So I headed to the outside isles where all the natural and least processed food is located. I don't need processed food and I have learned the hard way that I don't want it in my house.
Can you just imagine the size of a grocery store that would only carry healthy non processed food. How easy would that be to go grocery shopping.....
Something to think about......
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  • no profile photo CD2948406
    Great blog!
    1168 days ago
  • BECCA315
    And no coupons for real food, either!
    1174 days ago
  • JAMIRBLAZE
    The food industry (including fruit and veggie growers, to some extent) have worked to make food cheap to produce and addictive as possible. Most fruits are much sweeter today through selective growing. Veggies are sweeter and "better" tasting. Processed foods are full of addictive sugar and are over stimulating - giving you almost a high.

    Most regular grocery stores are like this - usually walk into some display of processed food or holiday-oriented treats that are on sale. I just keep on walking to the produce section. Whole Foods and Trader Joe's are marginally better in that you usually walk into the produce section, at least at the ones that I have been to, but they have plenty of "fake" food, too.

    I'm not saying that I never eat processed food, but I try to keep in mind what it is and eat it sparingly.
    1222 days ago
  • 4RASCALS
    Money talks & the food manufacturers pay big bucks to have their product in the front. It is sad. Consumers need to make a statement & not buy all the junk & processed foods. I'm in the process of eliminating processed foods, it not easy. I agree it would be quicker to have a store that just sells healthy, NON GMO Foods. I agree with WILSONWR statement "Healthy is not a big seller" The change must begin with us.
    1223 days ago
  • 1CRAZYDOG
    Yup . . . shop the perimeter. Sad to see so much "non-food" for sale. *SIGH*
    1223 days ago
  • _LINDA
    What it is is that the big food manufacturers pay a premium to have their food the first you see as you come into the store. As well the major more expensive brands will be at eye level as well enticing you to buy them.
    I am fortunate that the store I shop at in Canada, the Real Canadian Superstore bucks that trend and fresh produce is the first thing you see getting in the store's doors. A very large selection of fresh fruits and veggies as well as exotic ones too. But there is an overwhelming selection of processed foods in the rest of the store as well. They do have some reasonable organic selections too, but Costco rules for the best overall organic availability. I am very fussy about what I eat and don't have to read labels because what I eat has none, being vegan.
    Trader Joe's is supposed to be good but we don't have that store here :-(
    Maybe someday there will be a purely organic store when the pushback against chemically laden GMO food becomes more vocal.
    1223 days ago
  • JAZZEJR
    Who are they catering to? US!!! Trying to kill us, and make us pay for our own demises.
    1223 days ago
  • WILSONWR
    That is a pretty sad commentary on our society. Healthy is definitely not the "big seller."
    1223 days ago
  • WATERMELLEN
    I'd have my grocery shopping done in a third the time, for sure!!
    1223 days ago
  • HOLLYM48
    Now that would be a great store. Just good healthy food! Great job in just wanting good healthy food!!
    1223 days ago
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