Vegetarians beat inflation
America's vegetarians and vegans are winning the inflation fight as meat prices go up while veggies get cheaper.
By the numbers: In June, Americans shelled out 6% and 5% more for beef steaks and roasts respectively. And they paid 5% more for pork chops, according to Consumer Price Index data reported by MarketWatch.
- Meanwhile, canned vegetable prices dropped by 1.2% and frozen by 0.7%.
- Another headache for meat lovers: Fast food chains are dealing with a fried chicken shortage as the country continues to feel the repercussions of the pandemic's disruption of meat-packing plants.