Re: food costs
Daniel Worley (email@example.com)
Mon, 05 Apr 1999 05:35:12 -0300
At 04:06 4/4/99 -0700, you wrote:
Althought Bluestem mentions *university in the
'60s* my guess is he or she didn't do much shopping. Anyone who things
food is less expensive now than even ten years ago must not spend much
time or money in a grocery store. I am recalling George Bush's
exclamation at a bar-code reader (What's that thing?), showing he didn't
spend much time shopping for food either!
Goodness, run out and buy some fish ($$$ more than in the '60s, '70s,
'80s, and even early '90s as most is now raised on fish ranches as
natural stock dies out in our pesticide-laden lakes, rivers, and bays) or
vegetables (I just paid $1.39 for a head of lettuce, locally grown in
=A0 You made me do some thinking and calculations.=A0 I don't do much of the
food shopping myself these days, but I do handle the budget and allocate
the funds.=A0 We spend under 10% of total gross income on food and although
we don't eat like Royalty, the three of us do fairly well.=A0 I eat more
steak than my doctor would like and we do have fish several times a month
as well as lots of chicken, pork, and lots of fresh (and canned)
veggees.=A0 And...very little of that come from my own production as I am
raising only fruits now.
=A0 At one time (when there were a few more mouths to feed) back in the
60's and 70's, we spent a much higher percentage of total income on
food.=A0 But, there were more of us, and less income.
=A0 Just my three cents worth.
--Dan in Sunny Puerto Rico--
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