The Incredible Shrinking Food Packages
No, I don’t mean smaller packaging for environmental or transportation-cost purposes. I mean less actual food. The other day, I noticed that the half-gallon of orange juice we buy had been downsized to 59 ounces. But, importantly, the box’s footprint was the same size so that it still fit snugly in the ‘fridge door.
The Times has a rundown called “Food Inflation Kept Hidden in Tinier Bags.” It’s well worth reading. The funny part is that if the intention of the smaller packages were to fight obesity, the article might have been more complimentary.