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Why Your Grocery Bill is about to Go Up

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posted on Feb, 20 2011 @ 07:28 PM
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There are other contributing factors but the main cause for the rise in food prices is the devaluation of the dollar i.e. inflation.

Commodities are priced in dollars as the World's reserve currency. So long as they keep printing dollars, the US keeps borrowing and the "Federal Reserve" makes loans to foreign entities, all prices will continue to rise.

Its by design. The dollar has run its course. TPTB will implode it and in its place introduce a new currency, most probably some type of SDR.




posted on Feb, 20 2011 @ 09:29 PM
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Originally posted by Laurauk
Well you just have to look at the amount of food, places such as supermarkets, chuck out daily, and there is people starving around the world, and the prices increase, it is a complete joke and it is disgusting to say the least.


In perspective... Everything is disgusting.... It really is all in how you look at it....



posted on Feb, 20 2011 @ 10:22 PM
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Originally posted by starshift
Let them eat cake.
Seriously though, it's events like these that give people that little nudge that might just be enough to get some of them off the couch and perhaps think a little bit about that cliff we are quickly approaching down the road. For too long most of the consumer population has been conditioned for the disposal lifestyle. I think we will see starvation amongst the obese at some point if we don't learn self sustainability. Either that or we'll become the cattle they want.
The oceans are certainly under threat of over fishing and the demand only continues to increase. They could use a break and some time to replenish but we're not the kind of species to think beyond our next quick fix. Only when we become uncomfortable or stressed do we begin to think about the problems we create and yet some don't even get that far. "They" will take care of us.


One of the evils of a central planning model is that TPTB take facts like yours and put them into the equation, which makes rational choosing much more complicated.

Do you think, if things change alot, that people will know what to do?



posted on Feb, 21 2011 @ 07:48 AM
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Aside from the clear evidence that profits continue to trump life itself, I also wonder if there is an Elite who actually desire chaos, and are pushing their agendas, allowing things to get crazy, doing things that put us all on the brink, so that when the time is "right", the hammer falls, and they get to put things back together the way they want. And they will probably have a smirk on their faces as they gingerly step over the bodies.



Seems pretty obvious, doesn't it? ...Governments are caught between serving "the people," saving "the economy" and mollifying the mega-corporations who've positioned themselves to be indispensable - whilst facing the looming spectre of (orchestrated) riot, revolution and chaos.

Who better to "save the day" than the same mega-corporations who caused it all?



posted on Feb, 21 2011 @ 08:10 AM
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Originally posted by alyoshablue

The truth is simple: There are ALWAYS droughts, floods and famines - which is why nations used to stock pile food reserves. But, following the legal precedent set by the US-Canada Free Trade Agreement, most nations handed over control of the world's food supply to the global mega-corporations, under new "Free Trade Agreements." Result? No more national food stockpiles.

Now, our food is a high profit commodity, and food supplies are manipulated for higher profits than ever.


I have to agree with this. You have many people jumping on the weather/global warming ticket, however, as you said, those conditions are consistently a factor and our food is tied to commodities.


I stand by my statement that "There are ALWAYS droughts, floods and famines" - but I'd like to add that climate change is real, and this reality is greatly compounding our planet's predictably unstable food supplies. ...Clearly, our governments and corporate leaders anticipated the current situation, and agreed to "let the market handle it" and let the chips fall where they may.

I recognize that the (climate) endgame has dire implications under any circumstances, but happen not to agree with the decision to let the 'market' AKA mega-corporations choose the survivors according to corporate values.



Since the US dollar is the worlds reserve currency, all commodities are traded in US dollar (with oil slowly becoming the exception). Ever since QE1 and QE2 have been implemented by the Federal Reserve, not only has the value of the dollar decreased, but people are fearful that the dollar will crash, so they are jumping to invest in these commodities. So, when people started buying these commodities up, the prices increase and cause the increase and shortages of food around the world.


Absolutely - market manipulation and the value of the USD are provoking the present "crisis" - but that's part of the game plan too. Fact remains, the world IS facing a real food shortage, created in large part by industrialized corporate agriculture and food production, and soon to be greatly exacerbated by climate change and the attendant shifting weather patterns.

S&
btw.



posted on Feb, 21 2011 @ 12:49 PM
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Climate change trumps all other considerations. It could go either way though. The interglacial period we are in now is already past the average length. We are now at 12000 to 14000 years between ice ages and the average is 10000 years. We could be in a glacial earth in 10 years, a decade, from today. Basically the snow falls and doesn't melt in the summer.

If a period with ice ages is a medium length world history cycle, 1 - 10 million years then

In the short term, and the longest term there is a higher probability of warming.

Short term (thousands of years)
Holocene_Temperature_Variations



Longest term (since life exsisted)

wikipedia


After the next catastrophic climate change is adapted to, even the smallest unit of human society would be able to live anywhere in the universe.
edit on Mon Feb 21 2011 by DontTreadOnMe because: attempt to fix links



posted on Feb, 21 2011 @ 02:54 PM
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After the next catastrophic climate change is adapted to, even the smallest unit of human society would be able to live anywhere in the universe.


...I think you're right, but am concerned that (yet again) there's an elitist play to hog the goodies and shut out the bulk of mankind. Will they never learn?

Great post btw, thanks.



edit on 21/2/11 by soficrow because: format



posted on Feb, 22 2011 @ 07:51 AM
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The rightwing press is predicting that food prices will rise with unrest in the Middle East because agriculture relies on oil, and our oil supplies come from the Middle East. Bull puckey.

Food prices are already out of control. That's why people are rioting in the streets. The oil thing is just a cover for more market manipulation in the West - and a bald attempt to get the peasants to turn on one another.

[url=Global Food Prices Rise[/url]


Rising food prices has impoverished an estimated 44 million people in developing countries since last June as food costs continue to rise to 2008 levels, according to new World Bank Group statement released ahead of the G20 Meeting of Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors in Paris.

'Global food prices are rising to dangerous levels and threaten tens of millions of poor people around the world,' said World Bank Group President Robert B. Zoellick.

'The price hike is already pushing millions of people into poverty, and putting stress on the most vulnerable who spend more than half of their income on food.'

According to the latest edition of Food Price Watch, the World Bank's food price index rose by 15 percent between October 2010 and January 2011, 29 percent above its level a year earlier, and three percent below its 2008 peak.



posted on Feb, 22 2011 @ 08:20 AM
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these members have the same thoughts i have on this:

"gladtobehere"

"Nicorette"

Truth is not a myth

starred *


food is a commodity on which to speculate,
the speculators have Trillions from the FED to finance their profit making opportunities....
since you do not see any money velocity
coming from the Primary Dealer bankers and financial institutions
...it has to go somewhere, and the $100-200 Billion
gold & PM sector is already maxed out by these vulture capitalists.
So all forms of food/fiber/spices/ is now game


(Oh, with the newest Libyan conflicts, the price of fuel in SC is now
above $3.00 gallon---and will be passed along in the cost of transporting foods
)



posted on Feb, 23 2011 @ 03:40 AM
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To support my position that food is deliberately increasing in price:


food is a commodity on which to speculate,
the speculators have Trillions from the FED to finance their profit making opportunities....
...

So all forms of food/fiber/spices/ is now game


 




the fix has been in ever since the Obama admin was instructed...
Now You Know the real reason why the CPI (cousumer price index)
based COLA (cost-of-living-allowence) has been suspended for several years in a row...


Ben Bernanke's inflation based recovery already instructed the speculators
on WallStreet that food/fiber/fuels need to be overpriced, and to manipulate the markets,
go ahead & speculate on these commodities & futures
(because these price increases will not be bad for Gov't)



~i suspect the reasoning being that the masses will eventually fill the "servitude"
vacuum which the upper class will create with the wealth redistribution effect in place~



posted on Feb, 23 2011 @ 08:01 AM
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just received another confirmation that increased food/commodity prices are being fueled
by the FEDs QE2, market speculation and such...& that the weather/production irregularities
are only minor factors.



Remember that Bernanke's policy of "quantitative easing" aimed to stimulate the U.S. economy by printing trillions of dollars to encourage lending and spending. Easy money seems to have driven up equity prices (look at the stock market), but it might also have encouraged banks to plow their liquid cash into commodities -- like petroleum, copper, and wheat.

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To understand why QE2 could drive up food prices, imagine that you are a banker who has sold some sticky assets to the Fed for fresh cash. Where do you put this money to get the highest return? You can invest in low-risk U.S. companies, but they're also low-reward. You could invest in high-reward emerging markets, but they're also high risk. Or, you can make a bet on commodities like metals and food where demand from emerging economies seems limitless.

As Mike Masters, fund manager at Masters Capital Management, explained, bank speculation acts like steroids injected into the supply/demand tug-of-war, causing prices to be more more volatile. "Let's say news comes about bad crops and rain somewhere. Normally the price would rise about $1 [a bushel]. [But] when you have a 70-80% speculative market it goes up $2-3 to account for the extra costs. It adds to the volatility. It will end badly as all Wall Street fads do. It's going to blow up."


www.theatlantic.com...



Duh...the media is hinting that they see the connecting dots...albiet the statement is tucked away in plain-sight by the prestigious 'Atlantic'...they still refuse to acknowledge that the rising food prices in ALL markets is an engineered manipulation by the FED & their investor-speculator pawns and designed by the shadow government for their agenda , as i already said in a prior reply post in this thread.



posted on Feb, 24 2011 @ 10:10 AM
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When the Federal Reserve stopped printing the M3 total in March 2006, all conspiriologists suspected big inflation to come. M3 is the total money in all forms created, authorized and acknowledged as exsisting by the Fed. Only 10% ( and decreasing) of M3 is paper money. The rest is financial instuments. Computer bits.

If the bankers could buy stock, comodities, and land with derivatives (64 trillion?)-- they could blow the price of everything clear out of sight. Then we would need food stamps and rent aid whether we worked or not. How high could taxes go?

No need for cash then, subcutaneous Govt ATM card. Recharged once a week, no savings.



posted on Feb, 24 2011 @ 10:16 AM
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The way gas is going up daily many of us will not be able to afford to go the grocery store much anyway. I know someone who has been preparing her pantry for these times for a long while. Wish I had.



posted on Feb, 24 2011 @ 10:31 AM
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I work at a wal-mart, in the pruduce department, we throw out about 7-15% of all our produce stock, because it simply goes bad before we get a chance to sell it.

We have been told by the head office for all Wal-marts that we CANNOT give food away that is about to go bad even tho we are going to throw it into the garbage.

Wal-mart even used to give old clothes and accessories that they dont sell to local shelters, but they no longer do that because ppl would return that merchandise to the store for store credit, walmart doesn't want to pay to get it debranded, they would rather throw it out



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