A Guelph University Food Institute survey has discovered that a recent increase in food prices, specifically beef, has forced Canadians to make some changes to their shopping habits and food consumption.
38% of Canadians surveyed said they’ve actually stopped eating beef altogether, or at least reduced their consumption of the fine product. 62% of those people flagged financial issues as the lead reason.
Beef prices have shot up 30% over the last two years, and is expected to rise another 4% in 2016. Vegetable prices rose by 10% last year, and is expected to go up by 4% as well.
Speaking of vegetables, a drought in California has hit the cauliflower industry hard. A head of the white veggie will run you about… EIGHT DOLLARS! $8 per!
Have you seen your grocery bill experience a massive jump? Have you had to eliminate some products from your regular trips to the store to stay within your budget?