Anyone Hating Food Prices?

United States
April 1, 2008 5:51pm CST
I am so upset with the prices of food. The better for you it is the more expensive it seems to be. I mean im pregnant and need certain foods but wow prices are getting so high. I cant wait till my garden gets going so I can grow my own. I mean it seems cheaper to go to a fast food place for a burger then to buy and make your own at home.....no wonders weight has become an issue. So anyone else feel this way too?
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@emeraldisle (13145)
• United States
2 Apr 08
I've been saying that for some time. It's very expensive to buy healthy food. It's far cheaper to buy junk food. It's very aggravating especially when many people seem to think everyone should be eating organic and all healthy food. It sounds nice but I can't afford it. Regular milk here is $4 a gallon, the organic is almost twice that. Let alone fresh vegetables in comparison to frozen or canned. I won't even get into some of the other comparisions I could make What really aggravates me is if someone is over weight and doesn't buy the healthiest of food everyone gives them strange or dirty looks. They buy usually what they can afford, I know I do. Yet because they don't buy the healthiest of foods they are judged. That to me is very frustrating.
• United States
2 Apr 08
I feel your pain. I have people mad at me for not eating more fruit while pregnant but its just too expensive to eat everyday im sorry. I can safely say I dont judge in fact I dont even pay attention im focused on finding deals while at the store.
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@emeraldisle (13145)
• United States
2 Apr 08
You sound like me. I'm more worried about finding my deals and making sure they ring up right then what others are buying. Which some others would follow the example.
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@AmbiePam (51157)
• United States
2 Apr 08
I agree girls. About a month ago a mylotter posted a discussion on excuses overweight people give to excuse their weight. Her number one reason was that healthy food was too expensive. The mylotter said that was a bull excuse. Well, I happen to disagree! It is much more expensive to buy milk than soda, fruit rather than chips.
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@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
2 Apr 08
yup looks like beans and spam thre only thing ya can make and serve more than one day
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• United States
2 Apr 08
Spam sorry I just cant eat that stuff
@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
2 Apr 08
some cant I friy mine real good and brown!
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• United States
2 Apr 08
ewwwww still dont sound good lol.
• Philippines
1 Apr 08
Well, when I was pregnant I also felt the same way as you do. I kept on complaining that I cannot eat or buy what I want because of the limited budget and high prices of the food that I wanted. It's so frustrating when you can't have what you want. So what I did, I refrained from going to the, restaurants, malls or department stores because the sight of expensive made me feel very hungry. I became contended with what my househelper cooked. Good luck and God bless .
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• United States
1 Apr 08
I gotta do my shopping and its so hard. I get these cravings and cant afford them so I just have to pass and its hard. But oh when I get my garden growing ill have fresh stuff to eat it will be good. Thanks
• Philippines
1 Apr 08
Just take of your self so you will have a safe pregnancy.
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• United States
2 Apr 08
I will thank you.
2 Apr 08
I have to agree. Eating healthy is more expensive than eating junk. I can got o Jack in the Box and feed my son and myself for 5 bucks. Is that healthy? No, but sometimes, thats all the money one has. I have become crafty and clip coupons, shop at places with double and triple coupons and benefit cards. This is the only way I can afford at times to put reasonably healthy food on my table.
• United States
2 Apr 08
Totally agree with ya coupons are a life saver.
@Breath (1297)
• United States
1 Apr 08
Prices of food is going up like the prices of everything else.Milk is a little over 5 dollars where I live.Eggs 2 dollars.Meat is sky high at the market.It is hard for a person to buy a meal and trying to keep things my children like to eat is murder on my pocket book.
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• United States
1 Apr 08
It just feels overwelming sometimes. Thanks for your response
@bradhart (659)
• United States
2 Apr 08
Food is up 20% in sixteen months. It had modest gains for a while before that, but those were offset by other things. If it wasn't for the fact I am feeling it too, I would laugh and point fingers and do a lot of I told you so to all those mommy war mongers who though a war for oil was a good idea. Mothers themselves also have a lot to do with the rise in food prices as well. Despite common sense we have an increasing family size and families are still buying gas guzzling Mommy Mobiles (large SUV) without regard to how it is hurting the economy, the environment, and our future. Food prices will continue to go steadily for probably the next 10 years because of what we have already done. Soon after that you can expect them to skyrocket. I am predicting by the time oil hits $200 a barrel, or maybe even $150, we will have enough incentive to start large scale production of biofuels in America, at the expense of other food crops. Wheat, corn, and soy our traditional big three who are at best mediocre fuel plants will be replaced with sorghum, switchgrass and the best oilseed crops for your area. When this is going full swing you can expect that food will be your number one economic burden again. You can also expect that the federal government to finally act on information information 30+ years out of date that says housing has become the number one budget burden. They will announce after years of careful research that this will now be the deciding factor of how many people are poor. The fewer people the government says are poor the fewer they think they need to help.
• United States
2 Apr 08
Wow that was a mouth full lol. I know prices are gonna keep going up that why im doing what I can......plnting my own garden, using homemade cleaners, leaving my little car at home and walking or biking no SUV for me. I try and do what I can but more people need to try harder too.
@bradhart (659)
• United States
2 Apr 08
The biggest economic and environmental problem we face is women having more than one child... this is true in every country including the US
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• United States
2 Apr 08
Well im bad than cause im on my 3rd lol. But I am holding my own I do not collect any government funding even though I could as my youngest son is autistic. Once in awhile I will get food from the food shelf but only around major holidays when money gets a little tight. Over all im doing good but things are starting to look bad that is why im taking measures like for starters no more kids for me im getting fixed lol.
@cvrmom (181)
• United States
2 Apr 08
Oh, you are so right on the prices of food. I have to have as much organic as possible because I react to pesticides. I can buy apples and wash and wash them and still get sores in my mouth. I also need soy milk and that cost extra, too. I eat as cheap as I can but I noticed that last month my costs really went up. Ouch. Fast food is cheaper than buying it at the store. Have you seen the McDonalds commercial about the one dollar menu? It's real cute.
• United States
2 Apr 08
Yeah its scary when fatty foods are the only thing you can afford. I cant imagine having to eat organic all the time thats gotta be hard.
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@cvrmom (181)
• United States
2 Apr 08
The duplex I was renting about 10 years ago was sprayed by Griffen Pest Control and they mixed two chemicals wrong. It killed two of my cats and I'm permantly disabled from it. I have constant pain and migraines. Any chemicals, especially pesticides, make me sicker yet.
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• United States
2 Apr 08
I am sorry that had to happen to you and your furry friends.
@lancingboy (1386)
• United States
3 Apr 08
I know what you mean. Our weekly grocery bill is over $300! Not much food there either and my mom tries her best to save on the price but it is really hard. I like the 99 Cent store even though the food there is almost expired. We buy some of our DVDs there too for entertainment. We also look on the rack at Wal-Mart of expired food. The clearance rack or whatever you know? We also go through the $5 bin of movies to see if there is anything that looks interesting. I think it's better buying one movie for $5 instead of a $20 movie. Oh, and Wal-Mart also has a $1 movie rack that has some pretty good and rare ones. I buy from that too lol. My mom likes to buy stuff from a company called Lehmans (I think that's how it's spelled). It has books on using the land to live off of, cleaning with natural ingredients, raising animals, ect. They also have lots of stuff to help with canning (I read your comment above about thinking of that) and lots of very useful stuff.
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• United States
3 Apr 08
300 wow how many people you feeding. I love the dollor store at christas time I always go there. I make my own bath time baskets for the woman I buy for. Plus you can get some good stuff there. And oh walmart is great my son loves the dollor movies he loves the animal docs.
• United States
4 Apr 08
There are 5 people living here altogether. I think the reason the bill is so high is because of the cat and dog food, the vegetables and what little meat we can get. I mean, a small roast is over $18! Well that's okay because I personally don't like roast, so that's more for everyone else lol.
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• United States
4 Apr 08
I know pet food does make that bill go up. Which reminds me I need to get dog food tonight thanks.
@Fishmomma (11374)
• United States
1 Apr 08
Milk is $2.99 a 1/2 gallon on sale right now. Its one of those foods I know is important to purchase and rarely has coupons to lower the price. Fruit is high here and I buy it every week. Its sad to know that there are certain foods I need to buy, but have to pay a lot more today.
• United States
1 Apr 08
Yeah I hate that fruit never has coupons. Mabey someday ha. Thanks
@fizzytom (754)
• Maribor, Slovenia
2 Apr 08
I live half the time in the UK, half in Slovenia and in Slovenia you do get coupons for fruit. Not always discounts, usually something like buy a bag of apples and get a bag of oranges free. Or buy a pineapple and get two mangoes free. It's great and encourages people to eat more fruit
• United States
2 Apr 08
Thats great we get some deals like that but they jack the prices up so its really not much of a deal.
@gemini_rose (16192)
1 Apr 08
Yes it does seem to be that way I must admit, it will be good for you to grow your own and so much cheaper, I am considering doing that myself. It is wrong, we keep being told that we should be eating good food and not junk food and bad food and yet some people just cannot afford to eat good food. We are on budgets when it comes to food shopping and it is so hard to balance all the meals out and make sure we are all eating healthily. Its wrong, if they want people to eat the right foods then they should put the bad things up and bring the healthy food down in price. Surely that would be a better idea?.
• United States
1 Apr 08
And of course if its organic it will cost you an arm and a leg.
• United States
2 Apr 08
Yeah it is nice to have a garden alot of work but well worth it. But now they are making it possible to have a garden in small areas but they are expensive to by the pots and stuff so its a no win there if you ask me.
@gemini_rose (16192)
2 Apr 08
Try having a look on the internet, I live in the UK and I was watching a programme on the tv and they were on about gardening and growing your own veggies and things, and I heard them say that you can buy a garden in a box now. You pay so much and you get all the things you need to start your own garden and I heard them say that you can get these things online, so you could try searching for garden kits online. Just an idea.Might be able to get something at a good price.
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@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
2 Apr 08
Yeah I do every time I try to buy healthy foods they are higher then buying foods that are bad for me or like you said hamburger and fries.I mean like last year at Super Walmart watermellon was almost 5.00 a piece or 4.99. Which is high in my town.
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• United States
2 Apr 08
Yeah I wonder how those all organic people can pay the bills too that stuff if the highest it seems. Watermelon is expensive now but here in the summer its like $3.99 for a whole watermelon and they are big. Nut that was last year we will see this year. Im gonna try and plant my own too.
@schulzie (4064)
• United States
4 Apr 08
I thought I was the only one who saw that grocery prices were going up. I mean it is everything. Diapers, baby food, vegetables, meat, sodas, milk, eggs, cheese, bread. And don't get me started on the gasoline prices and the heating oil prices too. It is just ridiculous. And of course, people are losing jobs left and right. We just have to tighten our belts and hang in there and try to be as thrifty as possible. I do shop at Walmart for the majority of my groceries and have a gas discount from my grocery store so I try to save on my gas that way. I buy my meats at that grocery store so it is fairly easy to save that way. I have a family of 6 and I probably spend about $300 a week on groceries. It is just awful.
@mefadon3 (298)
• United States
4 Apr 08
The reason why food is so high is because the Federal Government has pumped over 800 Billion Dollars into the economy over a year's time, and retailers feel that the consumer will eventually get access to this money. This is the reason why everything is so high.
• United States
4 Apr 08
Well I hope I get access to this money soon.
@Thoroughrob (11748)
• United States
3 Apr 08
I totally agree with you. I will be planting a garden also. We don't have alot of room, but I will do what I can.
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• United States
3 Apr 08
Good for you and I wish you all the luck with your garden its hard work.
@gabs8513 (48710)
• United Kingdom
3 Apr 08
Yes I do They keep going at People to eat Healthy yes I agree but then drop the Prices instead of making it impossible for People to live Healthy They blame Parents for not giving Kids the Healthy Food, but it is not the Parents it is the Prices of the Food
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• United States
3 Apr 08
No kidding stop blaming us parents just lower the darm prices.
@wjolene (265)
• Malaysia
3 Apr 08
Unless you grow your own food otherwise what can we do? Or shall we not eat?
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• United States
3 Apr 08
Not much you can do but it still sucks.
@chileman (968)
• Australia
3 Apr 08
Yes it's certainly hurting lately! Growing your own is a good idea, we are trying to start a vegetable garden but unfortunately you can't grow meat, which is really expensive now!
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• United States
3 Apr 08
What you mean you dont have a cow or some pigs in your yard lol. I would love to have a farm and produce my own meat but I could never do it id bond with the animals. Then I could never eat them.
@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
2 Apr 08
Oh I know its really outragous with the prices of food. Well we are in a resession. And hopefully the prices will come down after a certain president gets out of office.LOL
• United States
2 Apr 08
I was hoping the same thing lol.
@snakequeen (1300)
• India
2 Apr 08
Do not worry. Tossed up coin will have to come down only. It applies to prices also. Till then no alternative but to look for cheaper and healthy food items.
• United States
2 Apr 08
I will be waiting for prices to go down untill then im gonna grow what I can myself. I might even keep doing that well after prices go down.
@youdontsay (3503)
• United States
2 Apr 08
I told someone the other day I could tell I was getting old because I could remember when I bought bread for ten cents a loaf! It is over $2 most places now. I try to eat whole grains, but it gets more and more expensive. I sure don't want to have to go to that gooey white stuff. What puzzles me is why the economists say that the economy is at risk because people are not spending as much money. Excuse me, but I'm spending more money just to buy what I bought before for less. Maybe if they brought the prices down we could buy more stuff and keep the economists happy!
• United States
2 Apr 08
Well said we are still spending the same amount it just buys less now.
@avonrep1 (1862)
• United States
2 Apr 08
That is why my husband and I have gotten into growing our own food. Though it isn't a full years worth, we do know when we grow our own, whats in it, what has been put on it, and know we are not going to get posioned from it. We have also gotten into going to local farmers to get our meats from. But that too is expensive, but a better quality food, that taste better because it is fresh. When we get meats from the farmers, we save about $50 for a three months supply of meats. Years ago, I was able to barter a deep freezer for us, so we vacumn seal our meat and veggies, and they stay good for months. Start thinking outside the box, you would be amazed at the savings.
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• United States
2 Apr 08
Yeah I used to by cows from a family member but i havent done that in a long time.