Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Food Fright

Grocery prices are skyrocketing. According to the NY Post: "Supermarkets are again raising prices to cope with the worst food inflation the nation has seen in 17 years." All of which means that affordable healthy food has become an even more compelling issue; and that supermarket preservation and development must be put into the forefront.

It also means that companies like Vornado Realty and Distrust are a threat to the public interest when they want to eliminate local supermarkets for the sheer enhancement of corporate profits. It also means that Mayor Mike needs to become proactive on the preservation front, and that the health commissioner, instead of coming up with schemes that cost local businesses more money, needs to step up here and join the Soundview community in its effort to save its supermarket,