Let’s Put Food Cost in Context: Canadians Get a Sweet Deal

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Opinion

If you believe the headlines this week, Canadians will soon not be able to afford to eat. Fruit and vegetables will be beyond an ordinary person’s capacity to pay and consumers wanting to chomp down on a piece of meat will have to order horse, bison or ostrich because beef and pork will break their bank. The fury erupted after the University of Guelph’s Food Institute released its Food Price Report indicating that food prices are set to outpace general inflation by 2 to 4%. It predicted the average Canadian annual household food bill will rise by an estimated $345 in 2016.…

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