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INSIDE THE VILLAGE: Gouged at the grocery store

Episode 22 of the podcast: A leading food economist at the University of Guelph explains why your grocery bill keeps on climbing — and what you can do about it (spoiler alert: not much)

Welcome back to Inside the Village, a one-of-a-kind podcast where all news is local — and no topic is off-limits.

On the latest episode, we take a closer look at something pretty painful: your grocery bill.

As Canadians continue to grapple with record inflation, nothing has jumped higher than the cost of food, which is up 11.4 percent from this time last year.

Mike von Massow, a food economist at the University of Guelph, explains what’s behind the soaring prices, what you can do about it, and the truth behind the Competition Bureau’s upcoming study into the highly concentrated grocery sector.

Bottom line: keep flipping through those flyers because there’s little relief in sight.

Launched in April, Inside the Village is a news and current affairs podcast that provides a weekly window into some of the best local journalism from across Village Media's chain of Ontario newsrooms. The program also explores bigger-picture issues that impact people across the province.

Every episode is available on this news site /insidethevillage. If you prefer the audio version, it is available wherever you find your favourite podcasts.

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