When you can order mass-produced lemons, picked months earlier, chilled, gassed and then waxed to a high polish to arrive in refrigerated trucks at the click of a button, I'd rather get my fruit hand-packed in a box and savor what Steinbeck knew had allured the imagination of a great nation in its bleakest hour.
Starting on November 1, everyone who food stamps will be getting less. Families of two, like mine, will get $20 less. My husband and I took what we called the SNAPcut Challenge to see what the cut will be like and to see if my thrifty cooking skills could help others make the transition with less suffering.
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Critics have accused onshore outsourcing firms like mine of paying rural employees "peanuts" and "slave wages" in order to compete with offshore outsourcing firms. They've said our team members' salaries "couldn't possibly be enough to live on." We disagree, so we decided to put our claims to the test.