Sunday, 6 February 2011

Caveat Emptor: Sleight-of-Hand at the Grocery Store


Food packaging is deceptive. Beware of ungodly-expensive cheese that is more hole-y, smaller loaves of bread that cost more bread, the packet of bacon where you've been taken, and flim-flam bottles of jam.
~~M-J
Article in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram: Shoppers Paying More for Less

As you probably know, the high cost of fuel creates inflated food-prices. Energy policies that allow foreign dictators to drill for oil but forbid any drilling that would benefit the U.S. are very bad for commerce and survival. Punishing coal and oil companies has a deleterious effect on the population. Food must be transported by trucks. When the price of fuel rises to outrageous levels, the price of feeding your family goes up commensurately.