FRUIT & PRODUCE.Rising food prices take a bigger bite out of consumer paychecks. It costs more to process food and it costs more to move it all to market. Economists say consumers shouldn't expect price increases to stop. The government is warning of the highest rate of food inflation since 1990..Los Angeles, California .March 1st, 2008.gv g.v. general view ground beef mince meat .CAP/ADM/BP.©Byron Purvis/AdMedia/Capital Pictures.
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