It’s the end of the world, you hear, and we’re just trying to get through the day without eating too much.
It’s not just a health-related worry; it’s a moral concern.
The reason why we can never eat our vegetables at the grocery store is because of the same reason that we can always eat our eggs, meat and milk at home: the supermarkets don’t allow us to do it.
In fact, the only way we can legally eat our food in supermarkets is if we’re accompanied by a food handler.
This is a fundamental legal loophole that allows food companies to charge you a huge fee to transport your food and then sell it at a higher price.
What is a food handling charge?
A food handling fee is the sum of all the costs associated with transporting a food to a supermarket.
If you’re a grocery store chain, the food handling cost for a single food item is usually about $15.
That’s why, for example, we eat so many eggs in Australia, but not so many potatoes, beans or carrots in the United States.
Why does this matter?
Because the cost of transporting food from one country to another is one of the biggest barriers to the healthy eating we should all strive for.
Many food retailers charge a hefty handling fee to the food handlers they employ.
For example, the supermarket giant Aldi charges a $40 handling fee when you transport an entire meal to a new Australian customer.
You can also find the fee at supermarkets in the USA, Europe and Asia.
But that’s not all.
The processing fee is also included in the cost to transport a grocery item to a different supermarket.
For example, if a food buyer wants to send an entire bag of groceries to a customer in Sydney, they have to pay a processing fee of $10.
As a result, the processing fee can be a huge obstacle to healthy eating in Australia.
Food processors also charge a handling fee for all the things they have in stock at the end, which are then placed on shelves.
These are called bulk charges, which can add up to hundreds of dollars to the price of a meal.
These bulk charges can also add up significantly to the cost for an entire food product.
So, even though you might think that you can eat all your veggies, beans, meat, dairy and eggs in the supermarket, there’s a very real possibility that you won’t be able to do so.
Why does this apply to so many Australians?
Many people will think that they can simply eat their vegetables, beans and meat and eggs at home because they can’t afford the handling fee.
However, the problem is not limited to those who can’t pay the processing fees.
When a food supplier makes a bulk charge for a particular product, the retail cost is included in that charge.
This means that even though the bulk charge is included, the cost actually doesn’t go towards the food’s price.
It goes to the processing charge.
There are two ways to deal with the bulk charges.
One is to choose to pay the bulk charging upfront.
Alternatively, if the processing costs are not included in your cost, you can always go to the online checkout and pay the entire cost upfront.
In that case, you’re also avoiding the processing cost.
How can I avoid the processing charges?
You can pay the full processing fee upfront.
This is because the processing is included as part of the price.
So, if you buy a bag of pasta at a supermarket, you pay $15 for that bag of noodles.
At the end you can then choose to save the extra $5 and save the rest for a later delivery.
You don’t have to do this.
Another option is to pay an online delivery fee.
The online delivery charge is not included when you pay for a food, but it is included when the food is delivered to you.
Online delivery fees are usually much cheaper than the standard delivery fee in supermarkets.
You can usually find out the delivery fee from your local grocery store.
Most of us will have to deal directly with the processing and processing charges at the checkout.
How can I make sure that I don’t get the processing money when I order my food?
If you don’t understand how to pay for your groceries online, you may need to find an online shopping guide to help you.
For more tips, check out the Healthline guide to online shopping.