According to the BLS, Americans spend 11% more on food than a year ago. Food costs rose 11.9% in the year ending May 2022, according to the government. It's the biggest 12-month gain since April 1979.
"Final Straw" director Patrick Lydon blames U.S. food production, delivery, and consumption for rising supermarket prices. Using agroecological or regenerative farming approaches, he creates municipal or locally owned food systems.