Michael Pollan talks about “paying more, eating less” in a Wall Street Journal interview. I would certainly go light on peach consumption if they cost $4 each. Pollan does have some good points when he talks about cheap food and the cheap labor behind it:
We’ve been conditioned by artificially cheap food to be shocked when a box of strawberries costs $3. But it’s important to know that farmers aren’t getting wealthy. When you see strawberries being sold for $1 a box, picture the kind of labor it takes to pick those strawberries and the kind of chemicals it takes to produce those kinds of strawberries without hand weeding.