Skip to comments.Will Global Food Crisis Affect Americans Too?
Posted on 05/06/2008 5:47:06 AM PDT by captjanaway
The crisis hasnt reached our shores yet, but hold onto your hat. The world is experiencing its first serious food crisis in years, and it could soon be coming to your pantry.
Government figures spoke of 250,000 job losses within the first quarter, 80,000 in March alone. Official unemployment rates are 5%. But have you driven a freeway lately at morning rush hour? Where are the contractor pickup trucks, the lumber trucks, the cement trucks, the painters, the roofers? They look to be missing in action. It seems as though those 250,000 job losses are in Southern California alone. And ask the Mexican government about their new migrant problem huge numbers of returnees looking for food, work, and shelter a migrant crisis for Mexico. Many other hourly workers have had their hours cut back, and that doesn't reach the government tally sheets.
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It has already affected us. Milk prices? Rice? And so on.
well, at least there is some positive news
Bump for later reading.
Unemployment numbers probably don’t mean much anymore.
I don’t think the Gov counts illegal immigrant workers in these figures. And what we have right now is a crackdown on illegals, lowering their presence in the workplace. These jobs are being taken by Americans, thus lowering the Gov figures.
All pulled out of my hat but:
30+ million illegals, most working
300+ million citizens, about half working
So the illegals may have been as much as 15-20% of the workforce.
All this muddies up the unemployment numbers so much they are worthless.
Interesting comment: OPEC oil producers are rolling in cash, and they ought to be the ones to ante up cash to feed the poor this time. Their gouging is part of the reason we have moved food off of the shelves and into fuel tanks.
IMO, OPEC countries have no interest in stablilizing the World, they have as the Global Left has, shown their true colors and both are looking for the big takedown of the Great & Lesser Satan...but no one has the guts to do anything except the failed policy of giveaways...
I'm stocking up on rope.
No telling what the price will be by the time we get around to lynching Congress.
Where did you find that??? SUHWEET!!!!!
“Where are the contractor pickup trucks, the lumber trucks, the cement trucks, the painters, the roofers?”
They are in Houston, screwing up traffic.
According to Mise...”the real cause of continually rising food prices is the printing of money by world governments. And the real cause of actual food shortages is the prevention of profitable global trade in food by the ill-advised policies of the governments of the very people who are starving. To the extent that any other reasons proposed contribute to a reduced supply more than temporarily, it is likely because governments prevent the market from working. To ignore these primary drivers of current world food shortages is either willfully to dismiss economic logic, or to be unaware of it.”
I wonder which ignorance applies?
Have you tried quinoa?
Gluton Free and high in protien.
Excellant substitute for rice.
Yes, I have tried it but haven’t in a long time. Will put it on my list and thanks.
I have to thank Glenn Beck for causing a crisis on rice, my favorite brand of rice is out of stock at Costco.
Mud Pie Meals
One part dirt with rocks removed; one part shortening and a dash of salt. Bake in sun until dry.
This is the recipe for mud cookies being eaten by Haitis poor. Unfortunately, people often
resort to desperate measures to fill their stomachs.
Mmmmm, sounds yummy.
For protein, something better than mud pie meals.
I don't think so. Of course that's the idea, but it doesn't seem to working out that way; otherwise the figures would be showing a gain in jobs, not a loss. By and large, it seems that the jobs vacated by illegals aren't being taken by anybody; they're just disappearing.