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Now, however, there are more and more vegetables that will not come back "true to type." For example, plant nearly any F-1 hybrid tomato, and go through the steps described above to save seed. The next spring, plant it, and see what happens. The seed may not even germinate, since it may be sterile. If it does sprout, the young plants will probably not have many of the characteristics that made its parent noteworthy. While hybrids have many outstanding qualities, the ability to reproduce themselves is clearly not one of them.
A dramatic spike in the price of flour over the past two months has led to a dire warning from a Vancouver food store manager.
"It's just going up, going up. Pretty soon you'll be paying $10 for a loaf of sliced bread"...
"Our supplier has told us we might end up getting our deliveries in a Brink's truck"
Foods such as milk and meat, which require grain-based animal feed to produce, are on the rise and fresh produce prices are climbing.
Rising food demand in emerging economies such as China and India, coupled with the conversion of land from production of food to growing bio-fuels, have driven food prices up around the world.
Originally posted by seagull
Working in the grocery business there has been a recent surge in prices on just about everything from asparagus to diapers to zucchinis. Supply, so far as I've noticed, hasn't been affected in any way. There are, of course, seasonal issues when a certain item might not be as readily available in April as it might be in say, September...
Most of the increase in food prices have been driven by not only the obvious ones of fuel costs, but also the pressure of converting corn into fuel substitutes. Having to balance these is whats driving the increases, and perhaps the inavailability of certain staple items.
Originally posted by darthchaosofrspw
Keep in mind there's already rationing in Amerika. There's already rationing of cold medicines under the false guise of "fighting the evil meth makers". And how is the rationing of cold medicines enforced? They force you to "show your papers".
Food rations will be enforced by forcing you to "show your papers".
(Wasn't there a book that prophecized about a future where you'll have to show your mark in order to buy or sell?)