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Fruit and vegetable prices have jumped 9% in two years, according to Rural Families


The consumer association fears that families will turn away from these foods, and calls for the establishment of a "fruit voucher

The Rural Families consumer association, which publishes an annual observatory of the prices of everyday consumer goods, observed "contained inflation in 2021, except for fruit and vegetables, the prices of which have jumped by 9% in two years" , from September 2019 to September 2021.

"Showing an increase of almost 10% in two years, it is not surprising to see some consumers turn away from it, especially those with small budgets", regrets the association, which calls for the establishment of a "fruit and vegetable check" in 2022, "so as not to divert families with the most modest budgets from these healthy foods".

Rural families has also calculated that eating in accordance with the recommendations of the national health nutrition plan costs, for a family of four (two adults, a teenager and a child) between 450 euros, varying the products less but respecting the diversity of categories and seasonality, and 1,148 euros for an “organic enthusiast” family.

This is the overall monthly budget for feeding a family.

Organic, still far from being accessible to all

"At this price, all organic is far from being within reach of all budgets", comments Rural Families", who, "to reassure families, (recalls) that, to stay in good health, essential remains to consume enough fruit and vegetables regardless of whether they are organic or not.

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In general, “Rural Families calls on public authorities to develop a much more ambitious policy promoting healthy eating by allowing everyone to have access to it”.

She believes that “investing in a nutritional program combining prevention and help for the most precarious is the key to curbing the development of too many pathologies linked to the consumption of products that are too fatty, too sweet, too salty in too large quantities”.

The association also notes "the substantial price difference between the same shopping basket acquired in metropolitan France and that purchased in Overseas", price statements having been made on the same products as those carried out in metropolitan France in Reunion. , in Mayotte, Guadeloupe and Martinique.

Verdict: “the same basket of products costs almost 50% more than in mainland France”.

The Rural Families survey was carried out over four periods, February, April, June and October 2021 in 148 stores (hypermarkets, supermarkets, predominantly own-brand brands such as hard-discounts, organic specialists), by a team of 107 "monitors consumption” in 37 departments.

Source: leparis

All business articles on 2022-01-21

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