Saturday, April 30, 2011

Everyone Is Suffering From Sticker Shock

   We do our major grocery shopping once a month with small trips for milk and eggs in between. I know prices have really gone up on everything, but prices are just getting way out of hand.
   It's not just the food prices, but the fuel prices. For $4.40 a gallon, we get 1/3 tank of diesel. I do know that the increase in fuel prices are contributing to the higher food prices, but something has to change.
   With the big push on eating healthy and more fresh fruit and produce, wouldn't it be nice if people could actually afford those things? Has it dawned on the powers that be, that a very large portion of the population can't afford the healthier food? Processed foods are not really good for you, but when that's all someone can afford to feed their families, what are they suppose to do?
   Even with the so called healthy foods, people are getting sick form eating them form contaminants of one kind or another.
   I'm really looking forward to the bounties from our garden. Yes, it's a lot of work, but we know exactly what we are eating.
   The way things are going, I wouldn't be surprised if the government said we can't grow our own foods, we can only eat what they tell us to eat for approved growers and suppliers.

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