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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.” <<

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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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