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Sustainable Food; a solution to a crisis.

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Go ahead and do a web search for terms like: food peril, sustainable food, food shortage and the like. One would find a very long list of recent news alerts that forecast some troubling times ahead. Some people would say that we are to vote or allow our government to make the plans on how we receive food or prepare for a crisis. Many a debate is flying about for solutions to the shortage and high price of food. It seems the media has just recently realized what many people have seen coming for a few years. We cannot continue […]

Wheat and corn prices effect more than baked goods.

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Have you looked at just about any box of ‘packaged’ pre-prepared food in the store for ingredients? What about some of the processed ‘meats’ that are the staples for the Standard American Diet (yes, SAD is a very good acronym for it)? Most foods contain wheat.  In some form or another wheat (and corn) have found their way into some of the oddest foods you would think! Mostly they are ‘fillers’ but yet, the wheat and corn are hidden in the ingredients, and thus, will affect prices. According to Hilton Dinner, a bakery owner from Edmonton, Canada, the price of flour […]

Grain and Food prices compel hoarding

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In a recent news article on ‘Bloomberg.com: Worldwide’ there is this breakdown of two categories of grain price increase: Milling wheat for November delivery on the Euronext.liffe exchange in Paris climbed 7.50 euros, or 4 percent, to 197.50 euros ($312) a ton as of 1:14 p.m. local time. waiting for superman full hd Rice for July delivery added 37 cents, or 1.9 percent, to $20.33 per 100 pounds in Chicago. Rice is up 88 percent from a year earlier, reaching a record $25.07 on April 24, after some exporters curbed exports to ensure local supplies. Now these are just two small examples […]

Views differ on cause of rising food prices

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Several months ago, in fact almost a year ago, our household began to notice trends and almost foresee that there was a looming shortage of food even in the ‘civilized Western World’ or at best the signs of pending inflation of food prices.  It is no longer speculation or sensing that food prices may be on the rise but the proof of it is increasing on the shelves daily.  It’s not a matter of ‘if’ it happens now, but ‘why’ it is happening now that brings us to research some of the differing views on the potential causes to find remedy. […]