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Database monkey at BASF. Father of 4 kids. Born in Santa Rosa, California. Went on a vacation to Germany in '82 that still hasn't ended. Opinions expressed here are entirely my own. Life is good!

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If wealth was the inevitable result of hard work and enterprise, every woman in Africa would be a millionaire

- George Monbiot

Every normal man must be tempted at times to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin to slit throats.

- H. L. Mencken
US editor (1880 - 1956)

Goats are like mushrooms, if you shoot a duck, I'm scared of toasters. 
- Colby Cravens 

Saturday, May 2, 2009

How much are Americans paying for chicken?

I happened across the highly amusing (and somewhat disgusting) Chicken-in-a-can post this morning, which led me to ask myself just how expensive chickens are in the States. Amazon lists a delicious 6-pack of ciac for $50. That would put the price for a single chicken at $8 something. At my discounter of choice here in Germany you can get a whole fresh chicken for a bit under $4. Who on the face of god's earth would buy the horror that is chicken in a can, when you can get two pristine un-raped chickens for the same price? Is chicken in the States so much more expensive than here?

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