With the price of food increasing, some think the hike in price will help, not hurt locally grown food.
Some Good News on Food Prices – New York Times
WHILE grocery shoppers agonize over paying 25 percent more for eggs and 17 percent more for milk, Michael Pollan, the author and de facto leader of the food intellectuals, happily dreams of small, expensive bottles of Coca-Cola.
Along with some other critics of the American way of eating, he likes
the idea that some kinds of food will cost more, and here’s one reason
why: As the price of fossil fuels and commodities like grain climb,
nutritionally questionable, high-profit ingredients like high-fructose
corn syrup will, too. As a result, Cokes are likely to get smaller and
cost more. Then, the argument goes, fewer people will drink them.