Why Certain Foods Are Getting More Expensive

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Why Certain Foods Are Getting More Expensive

Read on to learn why certain foods are growing more expensive.

Shrimp

A sickness has swept through shrimp populations, which has caused an increase in cost. The prices of certain shrimp dishes in restaurants have already begun to increase as well.

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Limes

Limes from Mexico have experienced a price hike due to both climate change and warfare among drug cartels.

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Beef

A drought in Texas has led to an increase in beef prices. The drought has made the feed more expensive, so farmers are raising less cattle.

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Avocados

Back in March, many people were concerned that there would be an avocado shortage. The drought in California cut the production of avocados by 40 percent, causing price hikes.

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Lobster

Lobster prices have actually gone down! The price of lobster has reached its lowest point in 20 years.

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General

Food prices in general have continued to rise. According to the March Consumer Price Index, the cost of food rose by .4 percent. Meats, fish, poultry and eggs experienced the highest hike in cost.

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Food prices are rising with factors like drought affecting our food supply immensely. It's not all bad news though. Conservational efforts have made one typically pricey food less expensive too!

Check out the slideshow above to learn which foods are getting more expensive and why.

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