Decoding San Diegos Rising Cost of Food
Have you noticed your food bills creeping up? You're not the only one. Food costs have risen globally and it's impacting the wallets of shoppers in San Diego. Marney Cox from SANDAG and Janet Little f
Maureen Cavanaugh: Last time I went to the grocery store, the person at the checkout said “Wow,” at the total of my order because it certainly didn't look like I'd bought that much. He scrolled back the price readout to see how the bill got so big, but neither one of us could figure it out. My experience is not an isolated one; even the federal government admits the price of food is way up. In many places around the world, the situation is much worse. Rising food prices have sparked riots in Haiti, Egypt, and the Philippines.
This morning, we want to get a better idea of what's behind the increase in food prices and how it's affecting us here in San Diego.
- Marney Cox , chief economist for the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG).
- Janet Little, certified nutritionist and spokeswoman for Henry's Farmers Market in San Diego.