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I must be the only one who isn't noticing these huge price increases.
When are we going to just snap?
originally posted by: MRuss
There are some aspects of this NWO thing that are a bit more palatable than others. The price of food is not one of them.
We need food to live. And obviously, we need healthy food to live well.
I left the grocery store today so incensed, so pissed off that I am living through a time in world history where I am enslaved to a bunch of psychopaths and that their mandates have begun to affect my life in very serious ways.
Food prices remained stable for a long time in our modern history. You could feed a family of 5 in the 70's and 80's for $100 a week and eat pretty well. In the 90's and early 2000's you could still swing 21 square meals a week for about $150 if you planned well.
What are you spending on groceries now? It's insane! I have friends who tell me their grocery bills are upwards of $300 a week for a family of five. I have friends telling me that they're shopping the junk food aisles because they can stretch their grocery dollars farther.
And let's face it: Fast food is still the cheapest meal around and there are plenty of people patronizing these places on a regular basis as a way to feed their families.
Why the steep rise in food prices?
Sure, you can blame the emergence of the middle class the world over, and you can blame the droughts and climate change. But the truth of the matter is that the biggest increase comes from BIG FOOD buying up corporations through acquisitions. No surprise there, huh? Those trans-national corporations continue to roll over our way of life in huge ways every day of our lives.
Perhaps the largest price pressure stemming from the processors and packagers (the intermediaries) in our food system is consolidation; that is, mergers and acquisitions. As we reported previously, Big Food’s consolidation often indirectly spells higher food prices as a result of a lack of competition in the marketplace. It’s predicted that the consolidation process will increase food prices, particularly in the meat processing and packaging industry; USA Today reported earlier this month that beef and veal prices are expected to rise 6% in the next few months, and around 3.5% this year overall.
Lack of competition in the middle sectors of food production is the real culprit.
“It’s bad anytime you have competitors going away,” Sheehan told CNBC. “There will be less incentive to lower prices in stores, and that can be harmful all around.”
This is food, folks! We need food to live.
I am newly amazed everyday that nobody seems to be incensed enough to express shock and outrage at the new atrocities that come our way everyday. It is not getting easier out there. It seems to get harder every single solitary day.
When are we going to just snap?
Food prices remained stable for a long time in our modern history. You could feed a family of 5 in the 70's and 80's for $100 a week and eat pretty well.
originally posted by: Atsbhct
Also, If you aren't a creative cook, don't panic! My SO uses MyFridgeFood to help himself out when he needs to cook but thinks we have "no food" ....which is never the case. It's really helped him out of the convenience trap as well.
originally posted by: Thecakeisalie
There is a reason why WHO wants us to start munching on insects.
The amount of fresh water needed to maintain a lettuce or tomato crop is insane, and we are running out of fresh water. Sure the essential nutrients that they provide are essential but those farmers cannot sustain their crops without the water. I've grown tomato vines in the past and the amount of water used compared to the yield was not worth the effort.
Unless we start breeding strains of crops that are less water reliant then the demand will continue to rise as will the prices.
originally posted by: Aazadan
All we have to do is use more water efficient growing techniques.