Eat plenty of fruits and veggies! Everyone knows the old adage, but obeying it seems to be growing more and more difficult. According to a report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service, consumers are now paying significantly more for fresh fruits and vegetables than they did 27 years ago. The price of cakes, cupcakes and cookies, on the other hand, has stayed relatively stable over that time. The difference in inflation rates between the two categories over the ...

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