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Price of fruits and veggies on the rise

You might have found your grocery bill rose these past few months. There’s been a sharp incline in prices at the grocery store for your fruits and vegetables.

Statistics Canada’s Michel Sekimonyo says prices have been steadily rising since October 2014, but recently, the rise has been more significant.

Sekimonyo says the exchange rate, and where we’re importing our fruit and vegetables, are both factors of this price jump.

For 2016, a research from the University of Guelph in Ontario shows that fruit and vegetables will increase in price this year by 2.4 % to 4.5 %.

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