Americans Turn to Junk Food as Poverty Hits Home

Americans Turn to Junk Food as Poverty Hits Home

 Soaring energy and good prices are pushing Americans towards malnutrition and down the road to starvation. America is plunging into destitution, bankruptcy and mass famine. Relatively few are yet actually unable to afford to eat - the problem at present is WHAT they are eating.

The American people are rapidly shifting grocery purchases away from conventional grocery stores to discount “dollar” stores, where heavily processed shelf-stable and frozen food items can be purchased for $1.25.

Imagine the nutrient depletion in a box of generic pop-tarts sold for $1.25.

Imagine the food safety shortcuts and lack of quality control for a $1.25 frozen pizza that’s sold in a dollar store.

Realize that, for many Americans, dollar stores are the last step on the path to famine. If food prices continue to rise — as they are on track to do — the very same people who can barely afford dollar store processed food right now will soon find themselves without food options at all. They will starve. But by the time they get to that stage, the processed junk they are eating already will have done immense harm to their physical and even mental health.

We are, it is said, is just nine meals away from anarchy (or a revolution). It’s not difficult to see that’s where all this is rapidly headed.

According to the UK Daily Mail, 61% of Americans are now living paycheck to paycheck. They have zero savings. They have no buffer when it all hits the fan.

Those nearly-broke Americans are increasingly turning to dollar stores to source cheap calories. That same article from the UK Daily Mail explains, “Grocery sales at discount stores spiked 71% between October 2021 and June 2022.”

Meanwhile, retail sales of food items at Walmart, Costco, Sam’s Club and even are dropping. Thanks to food and fuel inflation — Joe Biden’s gift to America — people who could once afford to shop at a regular grocery store are now being forced into dollar stores, where food options are bleak.

“…[O]nly about 2,300 out of the more than 18,000 Dollar General locations carry fresh produce,” warns the Daily Mail. The vast majority of food shoppers are gobbling up heavily processed, nutrient-depleted, low-grade junk food, making them more vulnerable to infections, diabetes, cancer, heart disease and obesity, among other chronic degenerative conditions.

Half the nation is already cutting back on food purchases, hitting a brick wall of non-affordability. Food inflation has become so severe that growing your own food is now almost as good as printing money. If you don't already do it, now is the time to start. If you already do, now is the time to get more ambitious and even more productive.