US food prices see historic jump and are likely to stay high

US food prices see historic jump and are likely to stay high
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As if trips to the grocery store weren’t nerve-wracking enough, U.S. shoppers lately have seen the costs of meat, eggs and even potatoes soar as the coronavirus has disrupted processing plants and distribution networks.Overall, the cost of food bought to eat at home skyrocketed by the most in 46 years, and analysts caution that meat prices in particular could remain high as slaughterhouses struggle to maintain production levels while implementing procedures intended to keep workers healthy.While price spikes for staples such as eggs and flour have eased as consumer demand has leveled off, pric...


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