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National shortages, consumer demand causing increase in cost of food

((Source: AP Photo/LM Otero))
Published: Oct. 5, 2021 at 2:44 PM CDT|Updated: Oct. 5, 2021 at 7:50 PM CDT
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SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) — The costs of groceries and dining out have increased during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Certain items like bacon, red meat and fish rose by 3.7% between August 2020 and August 2021, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

This is due to increased demand, supply chain issues and national labor shortages.

Some people are making adjustments to their lifestyles to fit the costly changes.

“Meat done went up tremendously, and vegetables. Everything’s going up. I just bought candy for $10 and the bag isn’t as big as it used to be,” Roland Mays said.

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