Category Archives: Food and Cooking

Food Companies Warily Try to Pass Along Higher Costs – WSJ.com

Food Companies Warily Try to Pass Along Higher Costs – WSJ.com An inflationary tide is beginning to ripple through America’s supermarkets and restaurants, threatening to end the tamest year of food pricing in nearly two decades. Prices of staples including milk, beef, coffee, cocoa and sugar have risen sharply in recent months. And food makers and retailers including McDonald’s Corp., Kellogg Co. and Kroger Co. have begun to signal that they’ll try to make consumers shoulder more of the higher costs for ingredients.  

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One in Four Americans Is Enrolled in a Government Food Program – ABC News

One in Four Americans Is Enrolled in a Government Food Program – ABC News The United States is increasingly a safety-net nation, with one in four Americans now enrolled in one of the 15 federal feeding programs. Forty-two million people currently receive monthly benefits under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, more commonly known as food stamps. That’s up by 10 million from a year ago. (Ed. Note: Stock up now on food while it’s available and cheap)

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Global Food Shortage + Global Economy Collapse = Hyperinflationary Food Prices

  I’ve been saying for a couple of years now that we’re looking at a global food crisis and with it, much higher food prices. That’s without an economic collapse. When the economy goes belly up, food prices are going to skyrocket (more than they are now). ?http://www.zerohedge.com/article/quick-glance-real-world-inflation http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2010/oct/25/impending-global-food-crisis Stock up on food now while it’s still (relatively) cheap. Rob  

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BBC News – Russia ban on grain export begins

A common recurring theme on the Preparedness Podcast is the availability of food. With the pending economic crisis and the food shortages that are coming, I hope you’re stocking up now while food is plentiful and cheap! — BBC News – Russia ban on grain export begins Russia has imposed a ban on grain exports until the end of the year, after a severe drought and a spate of wildfires devastated crops. Russia is one of the world’s biggest producers of wheat, barley and rye, and the ban is likely to see bread prices rise in places like the Middle … Continue reading

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Grain Shortages Coming

It wasn’t that long ago that we had a global food shortage that caused food riots in parts of the world. Now, two years later, we’re looking at another global food shortage. These shortages, coupled with the weak economy, means that we could very well see significant food shortages coming to a town near you. Don’t wait, food is relatively cheap and plentiful right now. Make sure your preparedness plan includes storing food for a protracted period of time; a minimum of 6 months to one year for each person in your family. Since grains usually makes up a large … Continue reading

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Study: 1 in 8 get help at food banks – USATODAY.com

The economy is still bad. We’re constantly told that things are “just ducky,” but it simply isn’t so. If you’re preparing, keep at it. Do not be lulled into thinking that things are fine. Why is Wall Street up when this many people are going hungry? America used to be the greatest country in the world. Where have our leaders brought us? Why is it they think they can keep spending us into oblivion? Sorry to get political here, but it’s crap like this that makes me think that *all* elected officials need to be kicked out and put the … Continue reading

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I Didn't Think of That!

Hey, I didn’t think of that! Every happen to you? It happens to all of us, and to me all the time I must admit. I keep a little note pad with me almost all the time, and when something pops into my head, I write it down. I think is a good practice to everyone to do, but especially for us preppers. This can apply to more than spontaneous thought. Last night my family ran out of ketchup. Not a big deal, but i don’t like running out of anything. It was just something that I didn’t think about, … Continue reading

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One in Six People Go Hungry

There hasn’t been too much reporting about this lately, so it may have dropped off your radar, but the food shortage crisis is still an issue (IOW, it’s not a “non-event”). The global financial meltdown has pushed the ranks of the world’s hungry to a record 1 billion, a grim milestone that poses a threat to peace and security, U.N. food officials said Friday. Because of war, drought, political instability, high food prices and poverty, hunger now affects one in six people, by the United Nations’ estimate. The financial meltdown has compounded the crisis in what the head of the … Continue reading

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Tracking status of H.R.45, H.R.1022, H.R.17 and H.R.875

Here’s a quick and easy way to keep track of these bills in the House of Representatives. -Greg Trent

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Food Storage is Critical

If you have been following the discussions on the Preparedness Podcast, you know that one of the main focuses of the show has been working on your preparedness plan. We’ve also been harping on the fact that there isn’t a lot of time to get ready. There are many crises currently facing us today and we simply don’t have the luxury of time on our side. Case in point is this story: Walker’s World: New food crisis looms.  The first two paragraphs sums it up: “We tend to forget that the worldwide plunge into recession last year was the result of … Continue reading

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