Here’s why you can’t afford food anymore
Food prices jumped 3.9 percent in February, the largest one-month increase since November 1974. It’s turtles all the way down: Grocery prices are up, wholesale food prices are up, prices for staples like corn and grain are up. Here’s a few things you won’t be affording in the future:
- Bacon. The retail price for bacon went up 17 percent. Will this make Etsy sellers shut up about it? Maybe we can engineer a drastic price increase for mustaches.
- Bananas: Is that a banana in your pocket, or is it NOTHING? Before bananas go extinct they’re going to make us go broke — prices have jumped 21 percent.
- Beer. You’re going to have to deal with this sober: Droughts in Russia made the price of barley inflate by almost 50 percent.
“Eating’s Pricier,” The Daily