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shopping math

Ever wonder why a Big Mac costs less than a salad?

The foods the US government chooses to subsidize might have a lot to do with it. (Yes, this picture is using an outdated form of the food pyramid for comparison. The point still stands.)

Hat tip to Essays & Effluvia at the BigPicture blog
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bradsour November 16th, 2007
I believe that a lot of our dairy does from from this area already. I'm not sure how local you are wanting it to be, but I would say that Vermont, New Hampshire and Massachusetts are big contributors to our Dairy products. Hood is based out of Lynn Mass. and Garelick Farms is also from Mass. As far as meats go they could be raised locally but I think the farms in Texas have cheaper land and more grazing area for the cattle.

One possibility would be for you to skip the supermarket all together and go right to the farmer. I bet one cow and one pig a year would last you the year or at least a good portion of the year. As far as chickens and turkeys though, I don't know if it'd be cost efficient.

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