Originally aired at episode 450 on April 15, 2023, the Food Professor returns. Food is now more expensive than ever. But why? Is it just corporate greed? Or something greater? Enter Dr. Sylvain Charlebois, a.k.a. The Food Professor. Sylvain is a Professor and the Scientific Director at Agri-Food Analytics Lab at Dalhousie University. On today’s podcast, he demystifies grocery pricing and explains why food inflation is a global phenomenon. Sylvain also discusses the part the Canadian government plays in grocery price hikes and gives lots of valuable practical advice for how to save on your food bill. You won’t want to miss this episode. Tune in!
7:42 What is Shrinkflation?
8:31 Groceries vs. Snacks + Tax
11:55 Is the Grocery Rebate Even Helpful?
19:01 Which Days of The Week To Shop Groceries?
23:30 Shop at 3 Different Stores
27:04 Consumers Can Make a Difference
The Food Professor Podcast: https://the-food-professor.simplecast.com/episodes
Dr. Sylvain Charlebois on Twitter: https://twitter.com/FoodProfessor
CRA: GST/HST on food products: https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/forms-publications/publications/gi-020/bars.html
Toronto Sun article on the food rebate: https://torontosun.com/opinion/columnists/charlebois-government-handouts-are-mirage-for-needy
Episode #254 – What Costco Can Teach Us About Making Financial Decisions: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-8PlGkHjHG8
Episode #270 – The Fable of the 20 Dollar Bill - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5fYfAvSnNps