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  • Higher food prices here to stay: analysts

    I'm glad we've got a stuffed pantry, they say it's not going to get better for a long time.
    WASHINGTON — From McDonald's burgers in the United States to sugar in Bolivia and chilis in Indonesia, food prices across the globe are soaring.

    But consumers and governments should brace themselves for even higher prices, experts warn, as demand in populous emerging economies will put pressure on supplies for years to come.

    Read the whole article at:

    http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp...e6f9c9c8b9.381
    "If Howdy Doody runs against him, I'm voting for the puppet." - SkyOwl's Wife, 2012

  • #2
    SO
    I've been talking the talk for a year and everyone is like: NO prices are cheap! OH it's only a spike! NO, the GOVT will never let that happen!
    Coffee?
    Sugar?
    Cotton?
    Oil?
    Geeze!
    I have 4 empty buckets left; Should I buy flour, sugar, salt, rice,(no more beans, PLZ!) :) bandaids or bullets?
    I'm serious
    OOPs just answered my own question!
    Flour, sugar, salt, bandaids
    Last edited by kenno; 02-06-2011, 11:11 PM.
    The road to serfdom is paved with free electric golf carts.

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    • #3
      Sounds like an excellent plan!

      SkyOwl is in shock right now, I was asking him if it'd be cheaper to drive up to Utah for a ton of wheat or have it shipped.
      "If Howdy Doody runs against him, I'm voting for the puppet." - SkyOwl's Wife, 2012

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Skyowl's Wife View Post
        Sounds like an excellent plan!

        SkyOwl is in shock right now, I was asking him if it'd be cheaper to drive up to Utah for a ton of wheat or have it shipped.
        Emergency Essentials has very competitive deals on their bulk pre-bucket-packed grains and legumes. I priced some scenarios, and I'll be damned if they weren't right in line with me buying bulk, buckets, mylar, and absorbers and packing it myself. And this was before gas started to sail in an upward fashion. Their shipping seemed way competitive (low) compared to others. I might try them next time. But... of course they were out of red winter when I checked. I'm still keeping my eye on them.

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        • #5
          out here, in New England, we have a real hard time getting wheat. Many of us have gone to LDS, but even that is three hours from me.
          I keep an eye on line for places selling so I've gotten some here and some there. I even found when EE had wheat in buckets, it really was reasonable (bucket,mylar,o2,shipping plus wheat). You do the best you can. One time, Blue Chip Group had a free shipping deal and I got 500#'s that way...haven't seen that lately! lol

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          • #6
            My wife works at starts with a "W"... They are going up on every thing by 10-15% and the food side will be downsized.
            "We must all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately."
            -Ben Franklin

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            • #7
              We ended up buying from Emergency Essentials. It came in 5 gallon buckets sealed in mylar and shipping for the whole pile was 12 bucks. We could not have done that with our usual place (Walton Feed) or driving up to pick it up.
              "If Howdy Doody runs against him, I'm voting for the puppet." - SkyOwl's Wife, 2012

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              • #8
                .... has anyone been buying corn?

                O.W.
                Things are seldom what they seem.

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                • #9
                  I received my order of corn about 2 weeks ago. I ordered a 5 gallon bucket of organic corn, which may be one reason it took 4 months to receive it.

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                  • #10
                    If I may .... what did that cost you? 50lb. bag at the grain elevator, $7.60.

                    O.W.
                    Things are seldom what they seem.

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                    • #11
                      we don't do much with corn here, so it's not one of our major preps. I'll probably grow some and dry it for the chickens eventually.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Oscar Wilde View Post
                        If I may .... what did that cost you? 50lb. bag at the grain elevator, $7.60.

                        O.W.
                        O.W., I know I pay a lot more for organic but cancer runs in my family, so I'm trying to keep a healthy lifestyle going. I'm not a fanatic but having cancer when SHTF is not something I even want to think about. I think I payed about $40.00 for 40lbs. at the time I ordered the corn. The price today is $59.99. OUCH!

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by littleone1 View Post
                          .... cancer runs in my family, so I'm trying to keep a healthy lifestyle going.
                          Off topic .... have your alkalinity checked .... and read this http://www.naturalhealthtechniques.c..._your_body.htm

                          O.W.
                          Things are seldom what they seem.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Oscar Wilde View Post
                            Off topic .... have your alkalinity checked .... and read this http://www.naturalhealthtechniques.c..._your_body.htm

                            O.W.
                            Organic Apple Cider Vinegar with "the mother" will alkalize your body. You can find it at your local natural foods/organic type store. It is suggested that you drink a shot glass full every day and/or replace white vinegar for use in salads etc. I usually buy Bragg. It actually has a recipe printed on it for an alkalizing drink. I really love the stuff! But it does kinda smell a bit like feet lol

                            Sorry, I just realized I off topic'd the off topic :)
                            “Efficiency is intelligent laziness.”

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                            • #15
                              I live outside of a small town in Arkansas and it only has one grocery store besides the big "W" that has a minor grocery dept. The milk went from $3.60 a gallon for 2% to $4.20 in one shipment!
                              What makes me so angry is the fact that Fort Smith is only 40 miles away and a neighbor went there and got grapes for $.99 a pound while here in the grocery store the same grapes are $2.69!
                              As i said it is the only game in town so there isn't much that I can do and with the high price of gas here and everywhere else,( Currently $3.69 a gallon) it isn't feasible to go to Fort Smith just to get groceries.

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