Think about how much we earned back then, Purchasing groceries took a big chunk of our family budget.I think foods were healthier back when they did not have so many additives - no hormones or antibiotics in meat and no genetically engineered foods. When I look at the obesity problem in our nation I have to wonder if the hormones that make the animals fat are also causing people to be overweight. Add to that the fact that young girls start on hormones for birth control while still in high school and I'm thinking it's no wonder women are even fatter than men.We don't eat a lot of meat any more - very small portions of red meat and chicken and we eat fish that is not farm raised. Now off of my soap box and out to do some flower planting. Can't do that on our condo commons, so I'm volunteering to help someone else today. Therapy time.
Yes it is a matter proportion - what part of income, then and now. Tho I do wish parsley was still free...
Methinks that those ads must have come from you sock drawer. At those prices, we'd pay a lot less to fill our shopping cars.
Vee, 1956 was a very good year for me. Wife but no children, earned right at $5000. (This was before I gave up the Yuban coffee and the T-bone steak for teaching school.)Today's food production is geared to feeding the seven+ billion people. Product is engineered to withstand shipping and maintain shelf-life rather than for taste or nutrition.Grace, exactly. As income rises so does the demand on its capabilities (prices). Think about the result to the consumer when the minimum wage is elevated to $15/hr. (When California institutes this said one wag, "The good news is that if you are making $14.95 an hour you will get a five-cent raise. The bad news is you will be making minimum wage.I remember when they "threw in" the parsley!Chuck, yes, the October 1956 Kokomo Tribune.
I read this morning that we now pay more for taxes (Fed, State & local) than we do for food, clothing and shelter.
Healthy food will cost you these days and that is why so many turn to McDonalds and Wendys. You can fill your belly (with crap) for less than $7.00. I see the women at work adding water to the hand soap (yeah, I know...ICK) so that they have money for their fast food addictions.
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