by J. D. Heyes, Natural News:
The embattled American consumer can’t seem to catch a break. Gas prices remain high, electric rates are rising, clothing is becoming more expensive, school debt is piling up, taxes are climbing, healthcare costs have not come down and food prices — wow. Everything that costs money is rising, while wages remain flat or depressed. Does anybody in Washington get it?
Grocery prices, especially produce, are hitting new highs, and what’s worse is that we shouldn’t expect them to fall anytime soon, thanks to a number of factors (including a few I just hit on).
As noted by The Wall Street Journal (WSJ): The cost of fresh produce is poised to jump in the coming months as a three-year drought in California shows few signs of abating, according to an Arizona State University study set to be released…
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