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Food prices expected to jump in 2020, according to Dalhousie report

Going to the grocery store is going to cost a little more next year, according to the 2020 edition of the Canada Food Price Report, a collaborative work between Dalhousie University, and Guelph University
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Going to the grocery store is going to cost a little more next year, according to the 2020 edition of the Canada Food Price Report, a collaborative work between Dalhousie University, and Guelph University.

Dalhousie Agri Food analytics lab director and lead author Sylvain Charlebois telling NEWS 95.7 with the price of dairy, meat, seafood, fruits, and veggies all going up next year, the only safe place is the bakery.

"Food inflation should actually reach four per cent next year, and that's actually really high" explained Charlebois. "And that's going to be pushed by meat prices. Meat prices should go up by as high as six per cent."

Charlebois says for an average family of four, that means spending an extra $487 a year - bringing annual food expenditure to just over $12,600.

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