It's the Price, Not the Food, That's Causing Heartburn

According to a news report from, “Eating in or out, you’re paying more for food than ever before.”

“The pinch has gotten so tight that more are visiting local food banks just to make it to the end of the month,” said the story. “Don’t blame the grocer or restaurant owner. They’re facing sharply rising costs because of spiraling fuel prices, diversion of corn crops away from food products toward biofuels, and increasing competition on the world market. Americans will pay at least 4.5 percent more for food this year than last. They paid 4 percent more in 2007 over 2006, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.”

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