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Gas Prices the Reason for High Food Costs?

You have probably noticed on your trips to the grocery store that your food costs more than it used to. Things like milk and eggs have had a dramatic increase in price that even the not-so-budget savvy grocery shopper would notice.

The reason supermarkets give for the high cost of groceries probably won't surprise you.  Grocers say the reason for high grocery store prices is high gas prices.

Trucks that transport groceries cost a lot of money to fuel up.  Since so much of the food in stores are transported by truck, virtually no grocery product is off limits when prices go up.

Other reasons given for the high food prices range from China's economy to the weak U.S. dollar.

But here, there seems to be no relief in sight for gas prices. So food prices may not come down anytime soon either.

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