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15 Reasons Why Your Food Bill Is Going To Start Soaring

Did you know that the U.S. state that produces the most vegetables is going through the worst drought it has ever experienced and that the size of the total U.S. cattle herd is now the smallest that it has been since 1951? Just the other day, a CBS News article boldly declared that "food prices soar as incomes stand still", but the truth is that this is only just the beginning. If the drought that has been devastating farmers and ranchers out west continues, we are going to see prices for meat, fruits and vegetables soar into the stratosphere. Already, the federal government has declared portions of 11 states to be "disaster areas", and California farmers are going to leave half a million acres sitting idle this year because of the extremely dry conditions.

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#6 As I discussed in a previous article, the rest of the nation is extremely dependent on the fruits and vegetables grown in California. Just consider the following statistics regarding what percentage of our produce is grown in the state...

-99 percent of the artichokes
-44 percent of asparagus
-two-thirds of carrots
-half of bell peppers
-89 percent of cauliflower
-94 percent of broccoli
-95 percent of celery
-90 percent of the leaf lettuce
-83 percent of Romaine lettuce
-83 percent of fresh spinach
-a third of the fresh tomatoes
-86 percent of lemons
-90 percent of avocados
-84 percent of peaches
-88 percent of fresh strawberries
-97 percent of fresh plums

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buy locally! (or grow your own)

I get everyone of these below from my local farmers market... Makes me feel good to know that these are available locally despite California's absurdly high percentages in the markets.

-44 percent of asparagus
-two-thirds of carrots
-half of bell peppers
-89 percent of cauliflower
-94 percent of broccoli
-90 percent of the leaf lettuce
-83 percent of Romaine lettuce
-83 percent of fresh spinach
-a third of the fresh tomatoes
-90 percent of avocados
-84 percent of peaches
-88 percent of fresh strawberries

"When the people fear the government, there is tyranny. When the government fears the people, there is liberty."

-Thomas Jefferson

Whaddaya Mean, Going To?

...Ya mean it's gonna get worse?
Typical $40 purchase.....now $60.
Thank God I've been prepping, and stockpiling....It is glaringly evident when you compare past costs versus today's cost.

And everyone is "laying blame" on the drought.
Add regulation to the list...reason for high-priced beef.
Steak is now cheaper than hamburger...hot-dogs more expensive than steak?....oh yes...they're "ANGUS" Beef Hot-Dogs!

"Beyond the blackened skyline, beyond the smoky rain, dreams never turned to ashes up until.........
...Everything CHANGED !!

I felt about a 20% increase

I felt about a 20% increase in my food bill since last week and was commenting on it. Ramen noodles won't cut it - suggestions appreciated.

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Tuna fish and store brand

Tuna fish and store brand sardines. Minimal processing and lots of good protein and no saturated fat. I eat that stuff everyday, as well as some fruit and a vegetable. Normally apples and bananas, and broccoli or carrots as my vegetable. I just eat them all straight raw. Can never go wrong with some "cheese factory" cheese/ artisanal cheese. Not that velveeta/ "nacho cheese" crap. If it doesn't get stale sitting out on the counter top, what's it doing to your guts? Also mixed nuts or peanuts that you shell, not ones fried in oil. More good protein

*Wisconsin Constitution* Article I, Section 25 "The people have the right to keep and bear arms for security,defense,hunting,recreation or any other law-abiding purpose"

Beans, rice, cheese, tofu,

Beans, rice, cheese, tofu, chicken, fresh fruit...and buy at farmers markets or grow your own. More work, but you'll know what's in it.

Soylent Green!

; )

No, seriously....

We eat lots of cabbage. It is still one of the cheapest veg, and it is significantly more nutritious than stuff like iceberg and other lettuces. We've taken to using it for Asian-style salads and slaws. I love to eat it by the leaf, too, and it is good for digestion (especially if you make your own fermented sauerkraut). It also keeps fairly long, too.

What would the Founders do?

Reminded me to look up Soylent 2.0

Soylent Version 2.0 0.8
No refrigeration. No cookware. Doesn't spoil for years.

Soylent - Free Your Body


http://youtu.be/oSkOVkgd8hY

Ha!

Unbe-leeeev-able! (They went there....)

What would the Founders do?