Americans are uniquely fortunate because of the low cost of food in our country. Compared to other countries, the average U.S. family spends the lowest amount in the world, only 8-10% of its income, on food. In Japan, 20% of a family's income is required for food; in England it is 14%; in India and China, about 50%.
Of every dollar earned from agriculture, how much goes to the farmworker who harvested the products? It is estimated that out of the dollar you spend for a head of lettuce, a mere 20 cents ends up in the farmer's pocket ... and only 6 cents is paid to the farmworker.
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