Israeli security forces shoot Palestinian assailant dead in West Bank thoroughfare, in one of four separate incidents this morning.08:33 01.12.15 | 0 comments
Yes, any diet that requires constant supervision and maintenance such as those required by Kashrut is naturally going to require an increased cost over a system with no demands. But the high costs that Kosher consumers face is not from the imposition of this standard but by their own eating habits. It is not difficult to find Kosher food because so much of the food available (between a third to half in the average American supermarket according Sue Fishkoff's Kosher Nation) is certified as Kosher. The unspoken truth of why keeping Kosher is so much more expensive than not keeping Kosher is an addiction to meat. This article states that Kosher meat costs 20% more than non-Kosher meat, but a diet without meat would negate most of this cost difference. It also would go a long way towards the author's call for more sustainable and ecofriendly food. Keeping kosher does not require you to buy kosher meat but provides a framework within which we still need to take responsibility for our food choices. Complaining about high costs of Kosher food while not rejecting the enviroment hurting practice of consuming meat is hypocritical.