What's even more so is that a lot of companies are out-sourcing their jobs to other countries. The reason: so that they can take advantage of the cheap labor over there - it's as close to slave labor as it gets, without it actually being slave labor.
Also, there's not much that can be done about those prices, & especially the preservatives in the food, outside of growing your own crops & raising your own livestock.
I got to thinking and I think the location plays a lot in the prices and so there for the ability of buying healthy food. People who live in costal areas can get cheap seafood because it is easily available where as people who live in a area known for cattle can get cheaper beef.
I just got back from our supermarket today. During which, I had a look on some of the prices for all the meats & seafood. Some of the fillets of fish range up to $7, & some of them aren't even that big. Then again, some of this stuff is coming from Canada. Shrimp cost up to $12 a pound, Scallops around $10-$15 a pound.
Then there's chicken at around $3.50 a pound roughly, & pork loins that are around $30, but they're pretty big, & can feed a person for weeks.
Then again, I live in close vicinity to quite a few farms myself.
Quite frankly, I'd rather be dead than to be treated as a possession... it's basic human rights. After all, it's better to die on your feet than to live on your knees. I think this is a quote from someone, if I'm not mistaken.
Anyway, might we talk about something else right now?