- Meats were the largest share of the grocery budget 30 years ago; today, meat has dropped to the second largest share.
- Fruits and vegetables have dropped from the second largest share to third largest.
- Grains and baked goods have dropped from the third to fourth largest share.
- Dairy products went from the fourth largest share to the least largest share in 2012.
- Drink purchases have increased over the 30 year period.
Americans have drastically changed their shopping habits over the last 30 years. In an article recently published by Natural News—with statistics provided by the U.S. Department of Labor—indicates that not only are we spending less on groceries, but we’re spending more on genetically modified and processed foods. This includes frozen dinners, canned foods and baked goods. The study compares the “typical” American household in 1982 and today.