Local pastor talks “the real cost of food”
SUNBURY — A local pastor believes that what you put in is what you get out, but what you pay is more deceiving. Pastor Andrew Weaver, of Mount Pleasant Mills, has been on a journey to eat healthier. He said through this process, he’s discovered a lot about food and the real cost of it.
Weaver said, “The truth is, that we are putting the real farmer out of business and paying a giant international conglomerate. I just think that the free market is a lie. You know, the Farm Bill benefits billionaires. The Farm Bill doesn’t benefit the vegetable farmer, at all.”
Weaver said he is not an anti-capitalist, but he can see why people don’t trust corporate influence on food. “One of my main issues with all of this is, we set up a system that favors five commodity crops. We subsidize them and hide the real cost. So you are already paying for them through your tax dollars,” he said.
Pastor Weaver has a blog website about his lifestyle transformation. You can find that at www.doughboytoironman.com. He was a guest on WKOK’s On the Mark program on Thursday. You can hear that program online at www.WKOK.com. (Codi Jade)