do you ever think of the deliberate classism in the prices of allergy-free foods because they’re considered to be for health trends for the rich rather than a necessity for poor individuals with severe food allergies who actually need them
because i do
I don’t think it’s only because they’re considered rich people foods. That plays into it. But I think it’s moreso because the food industry KNOWS that people with food allergies literally have no choice when it comes to what food they buy. Therefore they charge as much possible because they know consumers do not even have the choice between products. From a business point of view, the individual company’s attitude is pretty much this: “If you’re allergic to gluten and eggs and you want to buy a loaf of bread like product that doesn’t contain your allergens, well too fucking bad, we’re the only company that makes that in an edible form and has products available in your area so we can charge as much as we want for it and there’s nothing you can do about it. Enjoy your $7 loaf of bread.”
I’m not saying classism isn’t a part of it, I just think capitalism is a way bigger factor here.
— Apologies (via reighbenlabilles)