News : Going green, saving green don't have to clash

Aug 23, 2010

Published in Foster's Daily Democrat

By Jim Cavan

Albeit farfetched (unless, of course, you're a college student) let's say your entire diet consists of Ramen noodles, canned or microwaveable foods, and soda. Say what you will about the contents – and how hard most of them are to pronounce – one thing is clear: these foods are cheap, meaning even the thinnest wallets have change to spare.

On the opposite end of the culinary spectrum you have your farmers market set. You know the type: they spend more on vegetables in a given month than most of us spend on rent; they look for taglines like "free range, "hormone-free" or "grass-fed" and their idea of "fast food" is a $6 microwaveable meal – all organic, of course.

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