Skip to comments.$200 Steaks, $30 Coffee? Here's Why Some Foods Could Get Vastly More Expensive
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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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!
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....
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.
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.
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!
Love the farm report.
Ears on the ground.
How test-tube meat could be the future of food
Stop Eating Meat and Cheese
NASA to build ‘universal food synthesizer’ 3D printer to boldly make pizza from insects and algae!
Fruit Printed, not Picked, by Scientists
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.
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
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.
Trying to pin the inflation consequences of QE on globull warming.
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.
>> “It could be as complex as the effects of climate change rendering farm fields too hot...” <<
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.
Yep, we go through about a dozen avocados a week.
>> “Trying to pin the inflation consequences of QE on globull warming.” <<
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
I know it gets cold out this way, but we haven't resorted to carrying natural gas in grain cars yet.
Seriously its just one of them bugaboos from my childhood that makes me feel good
Where did you get it?
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!
Giant Eagle carries it in the Pittsburgh Area. Sam’s has it but it is not the same. My cat told me that.
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.
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!
Yes they do.
One of the few places I find it is Giant Eagle.
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
What, no mushrooms?
Nothin special mid you, just a childhood memory.
Damn I could murder a Klondike bar!
Sure, thats a fast growing beasty too.
Take a look at post 4 and tell me if it rings any bells.
my dog craves fish (and just about anything)
It is hard not to look at that face.
The Shamblin Galoot.
Love the song of that train.... Wooo hooo..... Ooooh.
We were neighbors.
Best wishes to you and yours.
Brothers says the tracks are rolling again.
Makes me sleep well at night, sings me to sleep.
Corn and wheat don’t travel in the same kind of car as natural gas.
Solids versus a high pressure gas!
True but the hubub is about what cars get carried and why.
Good thing I heard on the news there is no inflation thanks to Obama’s rip roaring economy.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
And in recent news, Gen Mills is going to further increase cereal costs by "going green with emissions from growing crops"....
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.
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.
We fortunately have a 1 year supply of K cups stockpiled!
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