Came across this interesting breakdown of the changing price in food from last year to this year.
The Price Of Food: 2007 Versus 2008
It's pretty amazing to see how much the price of field crops (like wheat and lentils) have jumped in comparison to most fruits, vegetables, and meats. I'm sure most of it is due to the rising price of fuel, but it can't explain all the price jumps, can it? After all, there are some foods whose prices have actually gone down while fuel prices have risen.
Either way, the breakdown is definitely some interesting food for thought.