Vicki Alger, writing for the Independent Women’s Forum, has the latest idea from the nanny-staters: $30,000 talking shopping carts.
The USDA “MyCarts” would be divided into sections separating a variety of healthy foods, colored-coded, and rigged with algorithms capable of determining when shoppers had met their USDA-certified healthy food minimums. Grocery stores would be required to modify their POS systems and aisles according to USDA specifications. A typical grocery store would need to spend around $30,000 for 300 new MyCarts costing $30,000 each (p. 30).
Can you guess who would end up paying for all of this? Say hello to $10 bananas.
You can read the 80-page U.S. Department of Agriculture report here.