Monday, June 18, 2007

Food costs take bigger bite of budgets

USA Today has one of their charticles showing price declines in chocolate chip cookies, bananas and coffee. That should get the kids up and moving.

And from World Socialist: China’s “pork crisis”: the capitalist market at work.

"This year is the “Year of Pig” in the Chinese calendar, but it has not brought good luck for ordinary Chinese people. The country is suffering from a pork shortage and the price has jumped by 50 percent over the past year. The crisis is also driving up other food prices."