Chips are disappearing from bags, candy from boxes and vegetables from cans. As an expected increase in the cost of raw materials looms for late summer, consumers are beginning to encounter shrinking food packages.
With unemployment still high, companies in recent months have tried to camouflage price increases by selling their products in tiny and tinier packages. So far, the changes are most visible at the grocery store, where shoppers are paying the same amount, but getting less.
If the NYT’s had any real reporters, or investigative journalists, they’d tell you that the US TOBACCO giant Philip Morris bought very large chunks into our food supply by buying Kraft-Nabisco. That’s right, the cigarette companies now own your food.
The CEOs of the country’s 7 largest tobacco companies, known as “The Seven Dwarves”, perjure themselves before congress