Setting aside the real problems of rising food prices, here's a perplexing quote from a recent article on the topic.
"I was talking to people who make $9 an hour, talking about how they might save $5 a week," said Kathleen DiChiara, president and CEO of the Community FoodBank of New Jersey. "They really felt they couldn't. That was before. Now, they have to."
For some, that means adding an extra cup of water to their soup, watering down their milk, or giving their children soda because it's cheaper than milk, DiChiara said.
Is there some reason that someone in dire financial straits can't drink water instead of soda? It's healthier. I drink a lot of tap water, and so far as I know it's the same tap water at my faucet as everywhere else nearby.