The scariest part about it is that it really isn't much of a choice for many. Those who are barely getting by have to buy what they can afford and they are truly getting what they're paying for, but even worse is the increasing major health problems that just keep growing as the illnesses get doused with more and more medications. As far as buying any type of meat, the choices for local or organic options are few and far between. Call me granola, but I like to think that the food I'm eating hasn't been showered with pesticides, genetically altered, pumped with steroids and antibiotics or treated inhumanely. Maybe I'm being unrealistic, but my hope is that more and more people will make the choice to eat local. Eat organic. Choose humanely raised meats. And in doing so, increase the demand and lower the cost of these foods for all.
Ok, I'm done with my ranting. If I've lost you somewhere along the way, but you're interested in what spurred this long winded post you can read more at hungry for change or the Center for Food Safety or cspi.