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I wonder how much of the "food" cost for the 1st World families was to repay the packaging and advertising costs.

I would guess 10% but ... let's see ...

According to the BBC the average British family spends "£470 a year" on packaging so that's 5.8% ....

and I can't find anything about advertising but I'd bet 4.2% is in the ballpark.

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre

by ATinNM on Fri Nov 23rd, 2007 at 11:35:48 PM EST
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