I would love to see what would happen if a restaurant offered 1950 size portions. Imagine the look on peoples faces.
In the 1950's, food used to take a larger percentage of the average household budget than it does today...so this also shows you how much cheaper food is.
The sad thing about this is that the quality of the food we're eating has decreased drastically. We're getting "more" (more what?) for less, but it boils down to the fact that we're basically eating garbage. We're budgeting less for garbage than we were budgeting for real food 50 years ago. Garbage held no value until we began the mass production of our food products.
Consumers need to realize that they don't have *some* buying power, they have *all* the buying power. These companies wouldn't survive if we didn't continue to put our money in their pockets.
-tomatoes shouldn't be available year round at no extra cost
-a burger shouldn't be worth $0.99
-3 for $1.99 is only a deal that pop and chips see; never broccoli or lettuce, etc.
People need to quit complaining about the cost of eating healthy and remember that we put ourselves here (even if it was unknowingly at the time; all the more reason for us to try and get ourselves out).
Bottom line: you get what you pay for
. If you're paying next to nothing, chances are you're getting next to nothing (where it counts ie: nutrition, food quality, etc.)