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Not So Fast, Alice

2008_04_burger-king.jpgEarlier today, Alice Waters and Michael Pollan expressed their ebullience regarding the rise of food prices, thinking that the shift will result in more people buying local food, but the Burger King CEO has an entirely different take, one that sees fast food flourishing instead: "... it is unfortunate for the greater economy as a whole, but we benefit from the pressure people feel from a disposable-income standpoint ... It's very hard for me to imagine that the economy could ever get so bad that somebody could not afford to go buy a Double Cheeseburger from McDonald's or a Whopper Jr. from us for $1. If you go to the grocery store, I really challenge you to find something for under $1." [WSJ via Eater]