The costs of cheap meat

Full title:

The costs of cheap meat
Critics of factory farms say we pay a high price for low-cost food

By Monica Eng
Chicago Tribune
September 24, 2010

If you adjust for inflation and income, Americans have never spent less on food than they have in recent years. And yet many feel we’ve also never paid such a high price.

U.S. Department of Agriculture figures show the average American spent just 9.5 percent of his or her disposable income on food last year, a lower percentage than in any country in the world.