How Rising Gas Prices Could Affect Your Diet

How Rising Gas Prices Could Affect Your Diet

gas prices affecting dietIn an age when American’s are becoming more aware of the importance of a healthy diet, it is really upsetting to see what a huge impact the rising gas prices are having on our nations’ food costs.

There are many factors that go into just how the price of gas is effecting our food prices but here is a real basic picture of it. Trucks are used to haul things like wheat and grains. And what do trucks use to make them go vroom? Fuel. And what are prices of fuel doing these days? Rising. What will the farmers of Wheat and Grains need to do? Raise prices to cover their costs.

It is this rising fuel cost that has what some have been calling a “trickle down” effect on the price of our food. Trickle down? More like shit storm. So just how severely are rising gas prices going to effect your diet?

The effect of rising gas prices on your diet is going to be largely based on how much money you have. Yup, once again the middle and lower income families are screwed.

You see, if you think about it we’re paying double for this gas crisis. We’re paying at the pump and we’re paying at the grocery store register.

In just 10 months the price of wheat has tripled. So, you may say to yourself “I’ll just cut down on the bread that I buy”. Not going to work my friend. Wheat and grains are used to feed cattle, chicken’s and dairy cows. Are you going to cut down on all of those things?

Boom, your diet is being affected by gas prices.

5 Responses

  1. Cascia
    Cascia at |

    This story is so true. You explained it well. Due to the rise in gasoline and food prices my family is cutting back on meats and dairy. We are living on canned fruits and vegetables, hamburger helper, ground hamburger, bread and milk. These are tough economic times. Hopefully things will turn around soon.

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  2. Erin
    Erin at |

    Well…we’ve reached over $3.50 per gallon for regular gas here in Massachusetts. What a bummer. But you know what they say “what are you gonna do right?”

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  4. darcy
    darcy at |

    yeahhh.

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