Food Prices Might Be Rising, But You Can Do Something About It

| 4/10/2011 7:39:08 PM

The rising food prices have been written about a lot lately and frequently show up in the mainstream news. It was one of the causes for an uprising in Egypt. 

In the United States, we are feeling the effects of the rising food prices as well. When you take a deeper look into the prices, it’s not the food that is causing the price to rise. It’s everything else that goes into getting the food to your plate that’s causing the increase.

The Daily Green had a post For Every Dollar You Spend on “Food,” Less than 16 Cents Pays for Food where they clearly broke down where the money is going.

Wait how much money goes to the food?
The title of the post says it - less than 16 cents goes towards the actual food. That other 84% goes towards the middlemen and marketing of the food.

That 84% can be broken down even further to food processing (19%) and services (34%) that make up the bulk of that 84%.

Food processing do just that. They process your food into the “food” products that can be found on the shelves of stores. Food services distribute, package and label the foods.

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