As inflation has taken its toll over the decades, the quality of our food has deteriorated. In order to keep prices competitive, companies are adding more and more cheap crap to our food. It could be part of the explanation as to why more and more people are becoming obese.
Why would any sane person buy top quality roast beef at the deli when it costs $9.99 a pound?
Shelled pecans here in 'pecan country' are $8.00 a pound.
I can pick up 50 pounds of pecans (in under one hour) from 'volunteer' trees growing on the sides of the roads here.
My biggest producing pecan tree dried from a lightening strike this year.