The Spark

the Voice of
The Communist League of Revolutionary Workers–Internationalist

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.”
— Karl Marx

Less Food for Each Dollar

Jan 12, 2009

Feeling a little hungry these days? It’s not your imagination. Food items are shrinking, but prices are not.

A large coffee that used to be sold as 34.5 ounces is now 27.8 ounces, which is a 19% reduction in size. A 6.25 ounce can of tuna now weighs 5 ounces, a cut of 20%. So it goes, whether it’s chips or cereal or soup.

Paying the same amount of money for less food is putting us on a diet–one that only fattens up the food bosses.