As Inflation Eases, Food Prices Soar : Consider This from NPR Gas prices are down. Inflation is dropping ever so slightly. But the cost of food is going up. The price of food in America rose more in the past year than it has at any time since 1979.

We'll explore the ways that high food prices are affecting consumers and small businesses alike, and see what inflation means for those who are most vulnerable to food insecurity.

This episode features reporting from NPR's Asma Khalid, Scott Horsley and Ari Shapiro, along with Stephan Bisaha from our Gulf States Newsroom.

In participating regions, you'll also hear a local news segment to help you make sense of what's going on in your community.

Email us at considerthis@npr.org.

As Inflation Eases, Food Prices Soar

As Inflation Eases, Food Prices Soar

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Jill Mallen gets her groceries at a food pantry because of soaring inflation. She says she's a "confused" voter — a registered Democrat who feels Republicans did a better job of managing the economy. Asma Khalid/NPR hide caption

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Jill Mallen gets her groceries at a food pantry because of soaring inflation. She says she's a "confused" voter — a registered Democrat who feels Republicans did a better job of managing the economy.

Asma Khalid/NPR

Gas prices are down. Inflation is dropping ever so slightly. But the cost of food is going up. The price of food in America rose more in the past year than it has at any time since 1979.

We'll explore the ways that high food prices are affected consumers and small businesses alike, and see what inflation means for those who are most vulnerable to food insecurity.

This episode features reporting from NPR's Asma Khalid, Scott Horsley and Ari Shapiro, along with Stephan Bisaha from our Gulf States Newsroom.

In participating regions, you'll also hear a local news segment to help you make sense of what's going on in your community.

Email us at considerthis@npr.org.

This episode was produced by Noah Caldwell, Mia Venkat and Mallory Yu. It was edited by Bridget Kelley, Christopher Intagliata, Roberta Rampton and Rafael Nam. Additional reporting in this episode from NPR's Asma Khalid, Scott Horsley and Ari Shapiro. Our executive producer is Sami Yenigun.