Lebanon’s low-carb diet
Posted by adiamondinsunlight on June 8, 2008
Yesterday morning at the grocery store the bread vendeuse pointed out something I might otherwise not have noticed: that prices for Arabic bread have effectively increased 17%. The price is the same – LL 1000 for a standard-sized bag – but the amount of bread sold has decreased from 600 grams to 500.
17% is a big increase. It won’t affect my purchasing decisions, happily, but bread is a major part of poorer families’ diets. I’ve been hearing about another anticipated increase in gasoline prices over the past few days, but the new bread prices were a total surprise.