...Well, it turns out we spend less on groceries than people did 40 years - about 5 percent less. According to a piece from NPR, and the bureau of labor statistics, that isn't even the biggest change.
Despite the fact that we are eating significantly more meat than we used to, we are spending about 10 percent less on it. But the largest jump is in processed food (things like canned soup, tv dinners, and most snacks) - we now spend nearly a quarter of our budget on it! Check out these fascinating infographics from NPR.
Maybe food is just less expensive than it was thirty years ago, maybe we spend our money elsewhere, or maybe we just don't care as much about food anymore. What do you think? Has our relationship to food changed?
What America Spends on Groceries from NPR
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