The price of a can of Coke has been approx. $1 for so long, I figured inflation meant I've been getting discount sodie pop for a while now. I was right.
That's crazy. Basically all the things we want people to eat more of -- fruits and vegetables, fresh varieties especially -- have gotten more and more expensive, while the things they should eat less of (meats, fats, and sugars) have gotten less expensive.
I think this makes the whole debate about whether people can "afford to eat organic" a bit silly. People can't afford to eat healthy even in the current market, or at least there's a strong disincentive for them not too.
We really, really need to rethink things here on Planet Earth.