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People in developed world outside USA spend less than $100 monthly on food. We are talking about norma middle class people in developed industrialized nations.
Please stop lying already.[/quote]
While I’m having some difficulty coming up with exact numbers on the fly, I know for certain that (speaking strictly of spending as a percentage of income) Americans spend less money on food than any other developed nation in the world (source). Can you provide some evidence to the contrary?
This community is built on a foundation of folks who buy into the scientific theory. To quote (the rather crass) Tim Minchin’s Storm, “If you show me that, say, homeopathy works, then I will change my mind. I’ll spin on a f*****g dime. I’ll be embarrassed as hell, but I will run through the streets yelling, ‘It’s a miracle! Take physics and bin it! Water has memory!’”
In brief: If you’re coming into a community with a contrary opinion, the onus is on you to provide the evidence. Your job is to try and change my mind—not the other way around.
They’re truly not. For nearly every recipe I’ve looked at it, it was trivial to either find a local source for every ingredient, or an online supplier with less-than-insane shipping costs. Oat flour, corn maltodextrin, canola oil, and protein powder are hardly unique products to the US.
As an aside, it may surprise you to know that I don’t live in the USA. Despite that, I’ve managed to live on my own DIY soylent recipe for around $125 per month—it could be less if I’d been bothered to find local sources for a few ingredients, but I put a premium on convenience because I can afford it.