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Don't you think that food is becoming more expensive?

  1. phillippeengel profile image80
    phillippeengelposted 5 years ago

    Don't you think that food is becoming more expensive?

    Some eateries are constantly raising their prices, and yet the quantity of the food shrinks. There is no need for advertising promotions and whatnot. If advertising costs can be curtailed, then there would not be any need for raising prices. Apparently, some fast-food chains are now thinking that they’re the new Starbucks.

  2. Attikos profile image79
    Attikosposted 5 years ago

    If you think that eliminating advertising would boost a restaurant's profit, I suggest you open one and try it. You'll quickly discover that without it your trade suffers, and you have to raise prices even more to cover your overhead.

    It's true, though, that food prices are rising. That's due to several causes, including crop failures in parts of the world and exploding government regulation that forces concentration of the food industry and drives up costs. The leading reason, though, is high oil prices. That runs up the cost of everything from fertilizer, pesticides and herbicides to tractor fuel to transportation to processing to utilities expense at the store and cafe. It all has to be passed through into the price you pay at the market and the restaurant.

    1. phillippeengel profile image80
      phillippeengelposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Logical answer.

  3. CR Rookwood profile image84
    CR Rookwoodposted 5 years ago

    Yes, food prices have been rising quickly around here. However, the higher prices have had some good effects in our household. We eat less, for one, and mostly fresh fruits and veggies, which are easy to get where we live. Also, I cut out meat, sugar, and wheat, and I feel so much better. I don't think it's wrong to eat meat, but the way it is raised is wrong, and if you buy meat that is raised responsibly and fed grass instead of grain it costs $15 and upward per pound.

    Just thinking about these meat issues has put me off it. Ugh. So it's not all bad. I think a lot of illness in the U.S. is caused by eating meat that is pumped full of chemicals, hormones, and antibiotics, then sold in some debatable form of freshness and cleanliness.

  4. handymanbill profile image80
    handymanbillposted 5 years ago

    It has become more expensive and will continue to be so. The value of the Dollar has dropped and the amount of food that comes for a price has dropped. As the price of production goes up so will the price of food.

  5. Dee42 profile image77
    Dee42posted 5 years ago

    Heck yeah. When you try some healthy food, you better have extra cash cause fruit and salad stuff are so expensive. It's cheaper to be over weight and happy. Ha

    Take white gravy and bisquits. Yummy, cheap. What about wieners and Mac & cheese? El-cheap-O.

    But if you play your cards right, get stuff for a great salad ( minus the dressing) and skinless chicken breasts, or some pretty salmon. You wil be in the poor house.   smile

    1. Insane Mundane profile image61
      Insane Mundaneposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Voted Up; good answer... Yeah, which is another reason why more people should consider growing their own food along with raising livestock, chickens, etc. (if possible and you have the land), and/or supporting their local farmers.