Sunday, January 25, 2015

Food Price Increases: Single-Panel Cartoons, 1975-1977

USA Today recently reported CPI (Consumer Price Index) statistics for food price increases in 2014.  

meats, poultry, fish and eggs:  up 9.2%, the largest change from one December to another since 2003

dairy and related products:  up 5.3%

fruits and vegetables:  up 3.2%

Doug looked at the issue of higher food prices in a number of his single-panel news cartoons from 1975-1977.  The cartoons - distributed by the Toronto Star Syndicate - appeared daily in newspapers across North America for nearly 20 years, starting in the mid-1960s.

(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

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