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The Real Cost of Cheap Groceries

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Our food is cheap-by some measures, cheaper than it's ever been. Americans now spend less than 10% of their disposable income on what they eat. When researchers first began tracking this figure some 90 years ago, it was closer to 25%.
But the inexpensive supermarket fare that consumers now expect doesn't come without a hidden human cost. To see, firsthand, the true price of keeping those shelves stocked, Fortune traveled down to the Rio Grande Valley-among the best areas in the country for growing food crops, and one President Trump put in the spotlight last week when he visited the region...
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