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$200 Steaks, $30 Coffee? Here's Why Some Foods Could Get Vastly More Expensive
BI ^ | 7-28-2014 | Leslie Baehr and Skye Gould

Posted on 07/28/2014 9:06:55 PM PDT by blam

Leslie Baehr and Skye Gould
July 28, 2014

Many factors could drive certain food costs up radically in the future. It could be as simple as soaring demand from new markets. It could be as complex as the effects of climate change rendering farm fields too hot or try or spreading plant-destroying pests to new areas.

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1 posted on 07/28/2014 9:06:55 PM PDT by blam
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To: blam

It’s getting real bad.
I reported on my Chef Boyaree index years ago but it is getting out of control now.
Ground beef is like $5 to$6 dollars an Lb here in Dallas.

Thems the danged scraps!


2 posted on 07/28/2014 9:09:50 PM PDT by mylife
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To: blam
............the effects of climate change rendering farm fields too hot or try or spreading........

Lost me.

3 posted on 07/28/2014 9:11:38 PM PDT by Graybeard58 ( A feast is made for laughter, and wine maketh merry: but money answereth all things. Eccl 10,v 19)
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To: mylife

we just finished a cross country drive and we listened whenever we could to the farm channels....big worry in Iowa is getting the railroad cars to carry their corn/wheat because apparently the natural gas industry is grabbing up a lot of the rail cars....


4 posted on 07/28/2014 9:14:27 PM PDT by cherry
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To: blam

I could live without steak, but coffee... Fortunately this article blames future global warming for prospective increases in the price of coffee, so I’m not too worried.


5 posted on 07/28/2014 9:17:15 PM PDT by TChad (The Obamacare motto: Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori.)
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To: blam

BTW I went to the store the other day and saw some chip chop ham for $1.99
I ordered a Lb
Doofus Hispanic woman is like What?
I said I want an LB of this stuff you have the red sign up saying it is on sale.
She says what?
I say this stuff that is on sale for $1.99 and call it by brand name.
She says what?
I ask again in detail.
Even made her come around the case to look at the sign.
She says point to it.
I do.
She slices up an LB and says
Oh this one is $3.68 and Lb

Damn I was livid.

Then she insults me and says its only $3.68

Hey ahole that almost double the cost of what I farking ordered!


6 posted on 07/28/2014 9:18:15 PM PDT by mylife
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To: cherry

Love the farm report.
Ears on the ground.


7 posted on 07/28/2014 9:19:27 PM PDT by mylife
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To: blam

How test-tube meat could be the future of food
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3150741/posts

Stop Eating Meat and Cheese
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/3140160/posts

NASA to build ‘universal food synthesizer’ 3D printer to boldly make pizza from insects and algae!
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3022839/posts

Fruit Printed, not Picked, by Scientists
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/3160121/posts


8 posted on 07/28/2014 9:20:52 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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To: cherry

Seriously I was just telling brother the other day that the farm report really dials you into the local economy and to wider national matters.


9 posted on 07/28/2014 9:22:40 PM PDT by mylife
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To: cherry

Robert normally always has a diatribe about federal regulation in his site, Politically active and a good guy.
I hear it from Robert first.

These guys are our frontline on so many things

http://www.rehobothranch.com/


10 posted on 07/28/2014 9:27:08 PM PDT by mylife
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To: blam

I planted 2 avocado trees so got that covered. Really need to figure out what to do about coffee and beef though. The rest I can live without.


11 posted on 07/28/2014 9:30:15 PM PDT by sheana
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To: blam

Trying to pin the inflation consequences of QE on globull warming.


12 posted on 07/28/2014 9:31:05 PM PDT by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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To: sheana

Hint

Take them Avocados, split em and stuff them witha seafood salad.
Tuna fish will do but shrimp is better.
Squeeze of lemon or lime.

Great summer lunch.


13 posted on 07/28/2014 9:36:00 PM PDT by mylife
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To: blam

>> “It could be as complex as the effects of climate change rendering farm fields too hot...” <<

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This is one thing we know for sure that it will not be!

Cooling has become the problem for agriculture, bringing drought and failed crops.
.


14 posted on 07/28/2014 9:38:18 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: mylife

Yep, we go through about a dozen avocados a week.


15 posted on 07/28/2014 9:40:22 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: ViLaLuz; blam

>> “Trying to pin the inflation consequences of QE on globull warming.” <<

.
Yup!
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16 posted on 07/28/2014 9:41:36 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: editor-surveyor

Sadly they are like $2 apiece here.

They was 10 for a $1 when I left Ca.

Learned the seafood stuffed avacado recipe in Toulon France.

Delicious and refreshing


17 posted on 07/28/2014 9:43:26 PM PDT by mylife
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To: Kartographer; lightman; Clint N. Suhks; smokingfrog; mylife


18 posted on 07/28/2014 9:43:48 PM PDT by carriage_hill ( Some days you're the windshield, and some days you're the bug.)
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To: carriage_hill

pong


19 posted on 07/28/2014 9:50:09 PM PDT by mylife
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To: mylife
BTW I went to the store the other day and saw some chip chop ham for $1.99

I have a funny story about "chip chop" ham. We have a geriatric cat who is 19. He has been losing weight (always a picky eater) and just would not eat. His health has been slowly deteriorating for the past year. Friends said to try ham.

We stay Kosher, but I went out got a 1/4lb of the local variety Isaly's Chip Ham (he is a cat and not very religious). Wearing food gloves I chopped it up into even smaller pieces.

I put it in bowl for him and he went wild. Ate a surprising amount. Cool I figured.

Finally I had to replace it and I bought another variety of "Chipped Chopped" ham. Just damn. He wouldn't touch it. It had to be the Isaly's. Cats.
20 posted on 07/28/2014 9:52:19 PM PDT by PA Engineer (Liberate America from the Occupation Media.)
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To: cherry
big worry in Iowa is getting the railroad cars to carry their corn/wheat because apparently the natural gas industry is grabbing up a lot of the rail cars....

I know it gets cold out this way, but we haven't resorted to carrying natural gas in grain cars yet.

21 posted on 07/28/2014 9:52:45 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: Smokin' Joe
I know it gets cold out this way, but we haven't resorted to carrying natural gas in grain cars yet.

Probably sand.
22 posted on 07/28/2014 9:55:53 PM PDT by PA Engineer (Liberate America from the Occupation Media.)
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To: PA Engineer
I grew up on Isalys,I did not know you could get it here!

Seriously its just one of them bugaboos from my childhood that makes me feel good

Where did you get it?


23 posted on 07/28/2014 9:59:12 PM PDT by mylife
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To: mylife

A submarine chef can always come up with good grub!

Seriously, the price of beef, even hamburger, is craaaazy. Thank God I don’t care for chocolate, honey or cereal all that much. But take away my beef and coffee and I’m a dead man!


24 posted on 07/28/2014 10:01:25 PM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: mylife

Giant Eagle carries it in the Pittsburgh Area. Sam’s has it but it is not the same. My cat told me that.


25 posted on 07/28/2014 10:01:27 PM PDT by PA Engineer (Liberate America from the Occupation Media.)
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To: PA Engineer

I’m just happy the trains are running again and the steel mills are making the pipe to ship, the machinist and smart guys are building equipment to do the fracking.

Beats the hell out of tearing out RR tracks to make bicycle paths.


26 posted on 07/28/2014 10:03:22 PM PDT by mylife
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To: PA Engineer

Cats are weirdly fond of ham, I don’t know why.

My vet recommended canned white fish for my elderly cat to control her vomiting and general malaise. The vet had no idea what it was about white fish but she was correct. It’s a damned cat cure-all!


27 posted on 07/28/2014 10:04:14 PM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: PA Engineer

Yes they do.
One of the few places I find it is Giant Eagle.


28 posted on 07/28/2014 10:04:32 PM PDT by mylife
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To: miss marmelstein

Yer in a dilly of a pickle of a problem because those commoditys have skyrocketed.

And for the record yes we bubbleheads know how to cook.
We even grow radishes in the bilge tank LOL


29 posted on 07/28/2014 10:08:10 PM PDT by mylife
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To: mylife

What, no mushrooms?


30 posted on 07/28/2014 10:09:37 PM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: PA Engineer

Nothin special mid you, just a childhood memory.

Damn I could murder a Klondike bar!


31 posted on 07/28/2014 10:09:37 PM PDT by mylife
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To: miss marmelstein

Sure, thats a fast growing beasty too.


32 posted on 07/28/2014 10:10:34 PM PDT by mylife
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To: Publius

Take a look at post 4 and tell me if it rings any bells.


33 posted on 07/28/2014 10:15:50 PM PDT by NonValueAdded ("Kerry, as Obama's plenipotentiary, is a paradox - the physical presence of a geopolitical absence")
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To: miss marmelstein
My vet recommended canned white fish for my elderly cat to control her vomiting and general malaise. The vet had no idea what it was about white fish but she was correct. It’s a damned cat cure-all!

Thanks. I will give it a try. You would not imagine everything we have thrown away to get him to eat.

He still has a thing for beds when we are making them.



He is very fragile now. He was the one that survived feline ARDS when he was 10. We didn't know what it was when we took him to the hospital. I don't even want to think of the bill, but they assured us it was a treatment learning experience for the hospital (and our bank account). Just couldn't say no to that face.

Last year I woke up and realized we had a house full of elderly and geriatric cats.
34 posted on 07/28/2014 10:30:48 PM PDT by PA Engineer (Liberate America from the Occupation Media.)
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To: PA Engineer

my dog craves fish (and just about anything)
It is hard not to look at that face.

The Shamblin Galoot.


35 posted on 07/28/2014 10:35:01 PM PDT by mylife
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To: mylife
I’m just happy the trains are running again and the steel mills are making the pipe to ship, the machinist and smart guys are building equipment to do the fracking.

So am I. My Daughter is doing her Junior year (PGE) paid internship with a Flowback company. The only thing that is holding back Western Pa from going full energy development is the government. They are being successful this summer in finding the Utica liquids.
36 posted on 07/28/2014 10:35:54 PM PDT by PA Engineer (Liberate America from the Occupation Media.)
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To: PA Engineer

Love the song of that train.... Wooo hooo..... Ooooh.


37 posted on 07/28/2014 10:38:25 PM PDT by mylife
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To: PA Engineer

We were neighbors.
NE Ohio.

Best wishes to you and yours.

Brothers says the tracks are rolling again.
Makes me sleep well at night, sings me to sleep.


38 posted on 07/28/2014 10:41:43 PM PDT by mylife
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To: cherry

Corn and wheat don’t travel in the same kind of car as natural gas.

Solids versus a high pressure gas!


39 posted on 07/28/2014 11:04:08 PM PDT by Pikachu_Dad (Impeach Sen Quinn)
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To: Pikachu_Dad

True but the hubub is about what cars get carried and why.


40 posted on 07/28/2014 11:24:14 PM PDT by mylife
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Good thing I heard on the news there is no inflation thanks to Obama’s rip roaring economy.


41 posted on 07/28/2014 11:35:32 PM PDT by Luke21
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To: blam

herds are at a 60 year low, and yet New Mexico enviroweenies want to set aside a million acres of “habitat” for critters that don’t even live in the state, but maybe, just maybe one day a Canadian linx might wander in so the enviros want to be ready.


42 posted on 07/29/2014 12:36:41 AM PDT by blueplum
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To: blam

Going rate on fully dressed/packed harvested deer is around $55 per deer (dressed weight varies of course). A 180 lb (carcass weight- head, hide, intestines removed) buck should yield around 72 lbs of meat— about 40% meat.

Whereas a 600 lb Angus should yield around 430 lbs of meat— 73% meat.

Pork prices are coming up as well— it is interesting that a whole hog yields 79% meat (more of the animal is used) whereas Lamb will yield 80%. The age old “pork eaters” vs. all others, religious reasons or otherwise.

How is fish doing? We catch our own so don’t know.


43 posted on 07/29/2014 12:45:30 AM PDT by John S Mosby (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: mylife

Saw at save-a-lot other day— chef boyardee ravioli and beefaroni a buck a can. On sale. That is pretty awful pasta really— but childhood comfort food.


44 posted on 07/29/2014 12:47:28 AM PDT by John S Mosby (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: mylife

So does actually growing your own veggies— what it takes to subsist farm is very educational, and it will save money if one has the time and the ability.


45 posted on 07/29/2014 12:49:11 AM PDT by John S Mosby (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: editor-surveyor
Agreed. We are headed for another 200 year mini ice age, like we came off of during the American Revolution.

The dirty bastards of “globull warming” are still pushing their crap because they are positioning to make a killing on energy as well as the monopoly already possessed. Getting off the grid increasingly becoming the only way to go.

46 posted on 07/29/2014 12:52:01 AM PDT by John S Mosby (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: mylife
It’s getting real bad. I reported on my Chef Boyaree index years ago but it is getting out of control now. Ground beef is like $5 to$6 dollars an Lb here in Dallas. Thems the danged scraps!

And in recent news, Gen Mills is going to further increase cereal costs by "going green with emissions from growing crops"....

47 posted on 07/29/2014 3:42:55 AM PDT by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: blam

As far as food becoming prices shooting through the roof, I’m a LOT MORE worried about the dollar crashing or Russia/China sinking one of our carriers and thereby losing control of trading routes than I am about Global Warming.


48 posted on 07/29/2014 3:44:55 AM PDT by BobL
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To: PA Engineer

Sweet, sweet little cat. I wish you the best. Fancy Feast has white fish in a blue can - it’s about 77 cents. 9 Lives also has cans of white fish.


49 posted on 07/29/2014 3:50:40 AM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: TChad

We fortunately have a 1 year supply of K cups stockpiled!


50 posted on 07/29/2014 3:57:29 AM PDT by Freestate316 (Know what you believe and why you believe it.)
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