Interesting. I ask because any troper in the Big Applesauce
knows there's actually a big move toward farmer's markets and organic food and a huge backlash against Big Food and GMO's (the hipsters are good for something tongue).
The same thing is happening in Europe (well, Britain at least). Here, the backlash is against the major supermarkets and their worldwide
. It's probably been helped by the Cookery Shows and food scandals going back to The '90s
But I guess something like this is easier this side of the Atlantic, since countries are smaller and the climate is better for more types of food.
People used to spend a lot more of their money on food.
With the squeeze of peoples' incomes, the percentage of income spent on food is increasing...
I think it's more that Big Food got the prices way down, took over the market, and then jacked a bunch of stuff back up, accidentally letting small farmers become competitive again.
Or Farmers can make more
money from Farmers' Markets and selling directly to customers then by selling to the Supermarkets? Remember, some Farmers need two
jobs to get by...
edited 2nd Apr '13 7:11:36 AM by Greenmantle