Originally posted by XalienagendaX
The fearmongering never stops...this is bullsnip. If you search ATS, you will find dozens of threads spanning the past six years with predictions of doubling food prices supposedly to happen "in the coming months". HAS it happened? NO. Will it happen? NO.
I swear to god if someone tells me to "do my research", I'll flip the hell out. I've done my research. Time for you to be real, and do yours...by looking at all of the FAILED food price increase predictions...then come at me.
Stop with this fearmongering BS already.edit on 12-2-2013 by XalienagendaX because: (no reason given)edit on 12-2-2013 by XalienagendaX because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Phoenix
reply to post by skorpius
Here in the US has anybody addressed the relationship between ethanol mandates and grain shortage made worse by drought.
Seems a direct corralation to feed grain pricing and cut meat cost to me when millions of tons of grain are made into ethanol.
Is this another case of "and the price of _______ will neccesarily rise" by our esteemed leaders social engineering tendencies.
Originally posted by Elliot
reply to post by pavmas
I'm also in the UK and do not believe the 2.5% inflation figure for one moment.
A 56 Lb sack of potatoes last year cost us £7.50 a time and now it is £12.
Cheese and butter is up a lot. Last summer, butter was about 90p to £1.10 a packet and now it is from £1.20 to £1.60 a packet.
These products, remain good value health wise, but vegetables of all sorts are soaring in price. We used to pick up veg very cheaply at Aldi, and though it remains 'cheap' in comparison to the larger super markets it has still rise, in some case up to 50%.
I do not see this thread as fear mongering at all.
With a household where one adult supports another 5 adults with no job and one with a part time job, we are surviving but only just!
Originally posted by Neopan100
I don't know what commenter said 'fearmongering'..but I have to say they must be living in lalaland. I have seen with my own eyes the prices slowly rising in the past year. I was just thinking that I wished I had kept the receipts to prove it. Beef is almost too pricey to purchase..lamb is outrageous, pork is getting up there and chicken..it's still affordable but going up as well.
I was just at Sams Club (like Costco) on Monday night..I usually purchase the family size chicken thighs that are around 5 - 6 dollars. Monday night they were 7.54..
Beef Shoulder roast (i don't know the exact wt. - maybe like 3lbs) at Kroger's are 24 bucks..I thought they priced it wrong..so I dug through the other packets and the cheapest was 19 bucks! Pork Ribs are like 17 bucks at Kroger..It's all getting unaffordable.
We aren't hunters so I don't know what we will do if prices rise anymore..right now my freezer has two ziplock baggies of chicken thighs and 2 pcs of talapia fish..I usually have the freezer jam packed full. We just can't do it..
Originally posted by Tardacus
Originally posted by nomnom
I went to Kroger a few days ago and the lowest price steak was $8.99 a lb. I saw it going up over $28 a lb for some cuts. That seems at least 50% higher than I recall maybe 60 days ago.
Something wicked this way comes.
It looks like ranchers aren`t going to be selling many cows this year, not when prices are that high.