That food has become very expensive is an indisputable fact, no matter how much some people try to affirm otherwise, during this year more than half of the food we put on our table has risen above inflation.
Some have suffered increases of up to 29.3%, such as sunflower oil or 23.7%, which has raised the price of milk. Everything points to several conjugated motives, although the trigger has been the development of biofuels, we have already talked about this on several occasions.
Worst of all is knowing that there is a huge difference between the price paid to the farmer for a product and the price we pay consumers in stores, nothing less than a difference of 400%. Examples of this are lemons, onions, oranges, etc. This is an unsustainable situation for farmers and of course for consumers.
The price of food this year has been spectacular and possibly the prelude to what may happen next year. A business pact can be the cause of the strong increases in food, so the CNC (National Competition Commission) closely monitors some increases to know exactly what they are subject to and in the case of perceiving irregularities, sanctioning companies .
Some foods have fallen in price, highlighting apples, pears, potatoes or beans, but it is a monthly drop, that is, bass drum and saucer is given to the drop of a food that has suffered price increases several times per year, except last month.
In short, the formula is complicated, for this the intermediaries should reduce their profits, improving those of the farmers and reducing the sale price of the products to the consumer ... something unthinkable at the moment.