Dear Future President,
I am here to address the issue of organic food prices. Organic foods cost on average 47% more than regular food, steering the consumer market away from it, especially the lower class individuals. Organic foods produce less waste than regular food and are better for you. First, the United States spends about $12 billion on pesticides alone, which entails just how much is used. This is important to you because the world is already degrading from the waste we put into it. Also organic food is healthier since it is free from insecticides, pesticides, growth hormones, antibiotics, fertilizers and a whole host of other toxic artificial additives, flavorings, colorings and preservatives.
The problem I see with this is that people in the lower class either can’t afford organic foods or would simply choose a cheaper alternative. They are basically forced to be more unhealthy because of their style of life, which they may have little control over.
The solution to this problem is to allocate funding from conventional farming to organic farming. The next step is putting a tremendous effort into creating new inventions that make organic farming cheaper and more efficient, so that the price is reduced for the consumer market. The goal is to one day be able to make buying organic food the norm for everyone and create a healthier United States.
Sincerely, Charisma O.