Why Does it Cost So Much?

Last week a pound of chicken was priced at almost $4. Another trip to the same store this week shows an increase of $1.50 per pound. Are food prices set arbitrarily or is there something else to it?

A helpful graphic explains the various factors that affect cost. 

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We’re paying for much more than just the price of a tray of chicken wings or breast meat. We’re also taking on the costs of public policies, weather phenomenon, and world events.

Is this knowledge motivation to change your food choices? For many, it’s just one more reason to shop seasonally, eat organically, and support local producers.

Source: Visual.ly