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Drought May Cause Food Prices To Increase

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By Paul Johnson

Palm Desert, California (CNN) - You may have to pay more for your meals, thanks in large part to California’s drought.
From vegetables to meat -- they're all going up in price.
A buyer for Jensen’s grocery store predicts that in the next two to three months, prices will go up 15 to 20 percent.
He says restaurant diners will be paying more, too.
Jim Madala a produce director said, "Naturally as the food costs go up I believe the restaurants are going to have to raise their prices as well. If they're paying more for fresh produce and fresh meat I believe they're going to have to pass that cost on to the consumer."
That buyer predicts products that will be most impacted include lettuce, broccoli, avocados, berries -- and beef.


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