- Mark's Daily Apple - http://www.marksdailyapple.com -
Why Are Potato Chips More Expensive Than Filet Mignon?
Posted By Mark Sisson On June 13, 2007 @ 2:14 pm In Big Agra,Health,Hype,Marketing,Sisson Said What? | 5 Comments
Potato chips are one of the most popular American snacks and are our favorite “vegetable”. We spend nearly 3 billion a year on these fried starch crisps. The health issues associated with chip consumption are well-known. What you may not realize is that, pound for pound, potato chips  often cost more than the choicest cut of premium beef.
Why eat this…
When you could eat this?
Relatively ridiculous pricing goes beyond chips. We groan about gasoline being expensive, but salad dressings, sauces, sodas and even bottled water cost far more. And how about a gallon of toothpaste? Hundreds. Most processed foods, beverages and household items are relatively inexpensive to manufacture. We’re not paying for ingredients, we’re paying for the marketing of those ingredients.
Another reason to eat food, not food products.
I’m sure we could come up with dozens of “cheap” snack and household products that in truth cost more than seemingly expensive foods. Anyone up for a little arithmetic?
Article printed from Mark's Daily Apple: http://www.marksdailyapple.com
URL to article: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/chips-vs-steak/
URLs in this post:
 Start Here: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/welcome-to-marks-daily-apple/?utm_source=mda_wwsgd&utm_medium=link&utm_campaign=mda_wwsgd_start_here
 Primal Blueprint 101: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/primal-blueprint-101/?utm_source=mda_wwsgd&utm_medium=link&utm_campaign=mda_wwsgd_pb_101
 free weekly newsletter: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/subscribe-to-blog/?utm_source=mda_wwsgd&utm_medium=link&utm_campaign=mda_wwsgd_newsletter
 books: http://primalblueprint.com/categories/Store/Books-and-Media/?utm_source=mda_wwsgd&utm_medium=link&utm_campaign=mda_wwsgd_books
 support options: http://primalblueprint.com/categories/Store/Services/?utm_source=mda_wwsgd&utm_medium=link&utm_campaign=mda_wwsgd_services
 supplements: http://primalblueprint.com/categories/Store/Supplements/?utm_source=mda_wwsgd&utm_medium=link&utm_campaign=mda_wwsgd_supplements
 potato chips: http://www.foodprocessing.com/articles/2007/136.html
 Image: http://www.flickr.com/photos/slice/414786983/
 Image: http://www.flickr.com/photos/guywithcamera/297802086/#comment72157600349162827
 potato chips: http://technorati.com/tag/potato+chips
 food production: http://technorati.com/tag/food+production
 beverages: http://technorati.com/tag/beverages
 processed foods: http://technorati.com/tag/processed+foods
 agriculture : http://technorati.com/tag/agriculture
Copyright © 2009 Mark's Daily Apple. All rights reserved.