$1.99 -- price of a gallon of 1% milk at Fred Meyer, a big-box chain store, in Seattle $5.69 -- price of a gallon of organic 1% milk at Whole Foods in Seattle $4.29 -- price of a Big Mac Extra Value Meal at a Seattle McDonald's (Big Mac, medium fries, medium soft drink) $3.65 -- price of a venti (large) latte with organic milk at a Seattle Starbucks 38.7 -- average percentage of income that American households in the lowest 20 percent of income-earners spent on food in 2003, amounting to $3,178 1* 7.1 -- average percentage of income …
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