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Old 04-28-2009, 06:31 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by theunchosen View Post
food is way more expensive than gas even if you are just eating straight rice.
Not really that much difference, if you buy in bulk. My local el Cheapo supermarket has about 20 kinds of flour in bulk (I didn't even know there WERE that many kinds, until I started shopping there), with the less-expensive kinds going for around 30-50 cents/lb. Sugar & rice run about the same. Figure 6 lbs of food has the energy of 1 gallon of gas, that's around $2-$3 per gallon-equivalent, so in a comparable cost range.
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