Food Prices Highest in Two Decades

Aside from the sun and fun of Memorial Day celebrations, food is a big part of gatherings.  Experts say we can blame record prices for oil and gas, plus increasing demand for staples like wheat, corn, beef and pork for the price of food being at the highest point in almost two decades.  If you're barbecuing, the average price is about 6 percent higher than last Memorial Day.  A recent survey by the Food Marketing Institute found that about one-third of shoppers are choosing to buy frozen or boxed items instead of fresh this year.

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