Saturday, January 3, 2009

Day 278- Nutrition Bite

Where We Buy Our Food

Outlet Type 1986 1996 2006
Conventional Supermarkets 65.3 58.2 57.7
Other Grocery
(Small, neighborhood stores) 14.3 15.8 3.4
Specialty Food Stores 5.8 2.6 2.7
Supercenters and wholesale club stores
(SuperTarget, Wal-Mart Supercenter) 0.4 4.3 17.9
Mass merchandise stores
(Target, Wal-Mart) 1.5 2.1 1.7
Convenience Stores 3.3 3.0 2.9
Home deliveries/mail order 1.2 2.8 3.8
Farmers/processors/wholesalers 2.0 1.9 0.8
Other Stores 6.2 10.1 9.2
Source: USDA Report on Supply Chain and Food Marketing 2008

Sugar Preacher's Experience

I think SJ had a great new year's resoultion of joining the slow food movement. I've been thinking of participating in the local chapter in Utah. Most of my meals have been slow food for the last 278 days. Last week, I did go to a hamburger joint in Park City. As you can see with these stats, people want cheap and fast. They buy food from supercenters like Wal-Mart with home deliveries on the rise also. Lets start slowing things down and eat healthier!!

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