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Re: Food prices increasing, possible shortages (merged topics)
« Reply #210 on: February 09, 2011, 09:27:12 PM »
Another interesting article: http://www.cfr.org/health-science-and-technology/food-prices-global-instability/p24018

Much of the unrest in the middle east is tied to rising prices of food. The poorer members of society there pay a huge percentage of their income for just basic food. Egypt is the world's largest importer of wheat. We have all been complaining about the shrinkage of packaging weights in the same packaging... getting less for the same cost, etc. These people cannot be fooled when they buy the actual commodity. When the price of wheat doubles... they cannot afford to eat every meal.

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Re: Food prices increasing, possible shortages (merged topics)
« Reply #211 on: February 10, 2011, 03:19:36 PM »
Acording to an Omaha paper - Get ready for higher food prices in 3 to 6 months.
http://www.omaha.com/article/20110210/NEWS01/702109884/0#get-ready-for-higher-food-prices

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Re: Food prices increasing, possible shortages (merged topics)
« Reply #212 on: February 10, 2011, 08:18:40 PM »
I just read an article on Rense.com that indicated an 80%-100% crop loss in Mexico due to the recent freezes. The first freeze left the Mexican producers buying to re-sell in order to meet their delivery contracts, but that is no longer a viable option.

Crops including green beans , eggplants, squash, peppers, cukes, & tomatoes, have been devastated by the worst freeze in over 50 years.

Expect a sharp jump in the cost of Mexican produce now through the next 6 months.

This is just one of several major crop failures I have read bgout recently.

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Re: Food prices increasing, possible shortages (merged topics)
« Reply #213 on: February 11, 2011, 12:43:48 PM »
The new just gets better and better!! :'(

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Re: Food prices increasing, possible shortages (merged topics)
« Reply #215 on: February 15, 2011, 08:00:25 AM »
It is times like these that I am happy to be a prepper.

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Re: Food prices increasing, possible shortages (merged topics)
« Reply #216 on: February 15, 2011, 08:22:21 AM »
It is times like these that I am happy to be a prepper.
It's times like these I wish I was a better gardener!

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Re: Food prices increasing, possible shortages (merged topics)
« Reply #217 on: February 15, 2011, 08:46:51 AM »
It's times like these I wish I was a better gardener!

said for truth!

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Re: Food prices increasing, possible shortages (merged topics)
« Reply #218 on: February 15, 2011, 03:31:58 PM »
Here's more to back it up.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-12474021

Glad I put my tomato plants in pots this year.  :)

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Re: Food prices increasing, possible shortages (merged topics)
« Reply #219 on: February 15, 2011, 07:01:31 PM »
said for truth!

reading this earlier today sent me to the garden center to get ready for spring crops. I am going to try and do double this year.

I am planting in pots mainly, since I will be moving within a year, but the extra practice and seed saving are the skills.

I am as worried about food in the coming two years as some people were about ammo over the last two.

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Re: Food prices increasing, possible shortages (merged topics)
« Reply #220 on: February 16, 2011, 08:23:16 AM »
I am as worried about food in the coming two years as some people were about ammo over the last two.
The difference is that when there was an ammo shortage in 2008-2009, you had to spend a little less time at the range.  With a food shortage, we'll all probably spend a little more time at the range. ;)

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Article : U.S. crop boom not enough to rebuild thin supplies
« Reply #221 on: February 24, 2011, 06:02:03 PM »
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20110224/bs_nm/us_usda_forum

Exerpt:

"Huge U.S. corn and soybean plantings this spring will likely fail to refill razor-thin stocks enough to quell the surge in grain prices, the U.S. Agriculture Department said on Thursday."

The Professor.

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Re: Food prices increasing, possible shortages (merged topics)
« Reply #222 on: February 25, 2011, 02:43:02 PM »
I've never used this source, but here it is:http://www.angelfoodministries.com/about/

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Food Prices!!!
« Reply #223 on: February 28, 2011, 05:34:15 AM »
An interesting video on CNN about the potential for skyrocketing food prices this year. All the more reason to prepare..


http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/bestoftv/2011/02/27/gps.what.world.food.cnn?hpt=T2

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Re: Food Prices!!!
« Reply #224 on: February 28, 2011, 07:41:21 AM »
I saw that report. It does a good job in short span of showing the connections between current events and food prices and vise versa.

Thanks for posting it!

jhaggs35, if you haven't already, please drop by The Front Porch > Intro Thread and introduce yourself to the boards!

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Re: Food prices increasing, possible shortages (merged topics)
« Reply #225 on: February 28, 2011, 01:30:07 PM »
50 pound bag of rice is 80,000 calories and still available for a reasonable price. I think everyone should have at least 2 per person. Get it now, store it properly and you have almost two months of survival rations per bag/person.

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Re: Food prices increasing, possible shortages (merged topics)
« Reply #226 on: February 28, 2011, 02:09:05 PM »
50 pound bag of rice is 80,000 calories and still available for a reasonable price. I think everyone should have at least 2 per person. Get it now, store it properly and you have almost two months of survival rations per bag/person.
Same goes for beans and vegitable oil.  That combination of three ingredients is the staple of billions of people around the world... all at about $.40-50/pound.

Add some chicken and beef bullion, peas, carrots, maybe a little meat and you're talking about soup 'til it comes out your ears for a quarter a serving.

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Re: Food prices increasing, possible shortages (merged topics)
« Reply #228 on: March 07, 2011, 08:53:36 AM »
In just two years the bulk price of "Corn, No. 2 yellow" rose 48.8% from $5.10 per bushel to $7.97.

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Biggest jump in food prices in 3 decades?
« Reply #229 on: March 16, 2011, 02:29:23 PM »
This is my first topic, so I hope this is where I should be putting this.

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/Wholesale-prices-up-16-pct-on-apf-3777454020.html?x=0&.v=1

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Wholesale prices jumped last month by the most in nearly two years due to higher energy costs and the steepest rise in food prices in 36 years. Excluding those volatile categories, inflation was tame....


Looks like i picked the right time to get serious. The wife and I purchased our first bulk food supply. Inventoried out, we have enough to last us at current consumption rates, for approx 3 months before we start going light on certain items. I am thinking I should follow Jack's advice and get some bulk dry food for the dogs, unless i plan to be splitting my own canned food with them now.... because this has got me a bit worried.

Edited: after reading Fair Use post. Sorry.
« Last Edit: March 16, 2011, 02:37:22 PM by buffalosoldier »

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Re: Biggest jump in food prices in 3 decades?
« Reply #230 on: March 16, 2011, 03:00:46 PM »
This is my first topic, so I hope this is where I should be putting this.

No, but we'll forgive you. ;)  [I merged it with the existing topic on food price increases and shortages.]

Edited: after reading Fair Use post. Sorry.

Thank you very much for catching that!

Welcome aboard, buffalosoldier.

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Re: Food prices increasing, possible shortages (merged topics)
« Reply #231 on: March 17, 2011, 06:36:28 AM »
*grin* I am dumb and ugly, but I mean well and I try hard. That counts for something!

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Re: Food prices increasing, possible shortages (merged topics)
« Reply #232 on: March 17, 2011, 08:04:20 AM »
I think, BS (hm... maybe we need a different acronym for your name  :P) Buffalo Soldier, you deserve a +1 for finding and adhering to the fair use policy ALL ON YOUR OWN.  I think that shows a lot of good qualities on your part, and I look forward to reading more of your posts.
also, cool name.   :)

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Re: Food prices increasing, possible shortages (merged topics)
« Reply #233 on: March 17, 2011, 03:53:44 PM »
I think, BS (hm... maybe we need a different acronym for your name  :P) Buffalo Soldier, you deserve a +1 for finding and adhering to the fair use policy ALL ON YOUR OWN.  I think that shows a lot of good qualities on your part, and I look forward to reading more of your posts.
also, cool name.   :)

Buffalo Soldier - a name given to the black civil war soldiers by the American Indians due to the similarity of their hair with that of the buffalo. The American Indian had high regard for them, as of course they did the buffalo.

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Re: Food prices increasing, possible shortages (merged topics)
« Reply #234 on: March 17, 2011, 04:06:33 PM »
continuing of thread jack - did you know that a woman served in the Buffalo Soldiers?  in a time of a few women disguising themselves as men and joining the military, so did a certain Cathay Williams - she enlisted under the name "William Cathay."
http://www.buffalosoldier.net/CathayWilliamsFemaleBuffaloSoldierWithDocuments.htm

thread jack over... (maybe)  ;D

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Re: Food prices increasing, possible shortages (merged topics)
« Reply #235 on: March 17, 2011, 05:00:18 PM »
I think, BS (hm... maybe we need a different acronym for your name  :P) Buffalo Soldier

Maybe just Buff?

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Re: Food prices increasing, possible shortages (merged topics)
« Reply #236 on: March 17, 2011, 05:13:44 PM »
I like "Buff" - kind of manly.
but it is kind of reminiscent of Buffy (after all, her pal Xander calls her "Buff" a lot), and while I like Buffy the Vampire Slayer (all about the strong women types here), I am not quite sure that Buffalo Soldier wants that association.

so, Buffalo Soldier, any ideas for a short cut to your name for when we are typing a quick response to your posts?

-MS

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Re: Food prices increasing, possible shortages (merged topics)
« Reply #237 on: March 17, 2011, 08:17:09 PM »
B-lo? No, that might have a negative connotation as well... Buff it is, I guess.

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Re: Food prices increasing, possible shortages (merged topics)
« Reply #238 on: March 17, 2011, 08:35:41 PM »
B-lo? No, that might have a negative connotation as well... Buff it is, I guess.

 ;D
welcome to the forum, Buff  8)

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Re: Food prices increasing, possible shortages (merged topics)
« Reply #239 on: March 17, 2011, 09:37:59 PM »
back on topic: Buff, this food supply you purchased, did you sample it first? Do you have plans to incorporate it into your use or is it going into storage until SHTF?