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G-20 announces measures to stabilize food prices
yahoo/ap ^ | 6/23/11 | PAUL SCHEMM

Posted on 06/23/2011 12:00:21 PM PDT by EBH

World Bank President Robert Zoellick appeared at the ministers' side during the news conference to express his support for the new measures and the seriousness of price swings.

"We are not going to be able to stop food prices from going up and down, but we can smooth out the swings and we can protect the poor whether they are small farmers or consumers," he said.

One of the key aspects of the new accord is the Agricultural Market Information System that would stave off panic food speculation by making instantly available to all countries the state of world food stocks, production and consumption, Zoellick explained.

"What we saw when prices started to surge in 2008 was that the lack of information on stocks and availability can lead to panic in markets and panic is what leads to price hikes," said Zoellick. "Uncertainty leads to volatility."

The new "action plan on food price volatility and agriculture" also called for the institution of emergency food reserves to offset humanitarian crises.

Banks and international agencies were also urged to draw up risk management plans for developing countries financial tools to offset price fluctuations.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government
KEYWORDS: agriculturalmarket; amis; bhoeconomy; buygold; buysilver; economy; famine; food; foodshortage; g20; getreadyhereitcomes; globalpricefixing; greatestdepression; greatrecession; massstarvation; obamanomics; preparedness; preparenow; preppers; prepping; shtf; survival; survivalping; teotwawki; tshtf
Let the serious food fixing begin...

are we ready to see real hunger in the United States?

1 posted on 06/23/2011 12:00:27 PM PDT by EBH
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To: EBH

First the Prez announces the release of oil from the Strategic Reserve, and then, the same day, this —

Coincidence??

Or are the *real* numbers (the ones that are kept away from us Great Unwashed because they *aren’t* ‘unexpected’)getting bad enough to cause some small bit of panic among our Betters???


2 posted on 06/23/2011 12:06:20 PM PDT by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
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To: EBH

In other words, stock up on supplies now because the shit is going to hit the fan.....


3 posted on 06/23/2011 12:09:12 PM PDT by dragonblustar
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To: dragonblustar

Le Maire emphasized that the plan sets down concrete and ambitious proposals that will be put in place immediately.

“The plan takes place as of today,” he said.


4 posted on 06/23/2011 12:11:28 PM PDT by EBH ( Whether you eat your bread or see it vanish into a looter's stomach, is an absolute.)
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To: EBH

Does this mean what I think it means? Basically:

If it is available, I can buy a loaf of bread that costs $5.00 and now only weighs 4 oz., so 12 oz can be set aside and sent to poor countries?


5 posted on 06/23/2011 12:12:34 PM PDT by KittenClaws (A closed mouth gathers no foot.)
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To: EBH

This is exactly why I’ve been stocking up on long-storage staples.


6 posted on 06/23/2011 12:13:13 PM PDT by Gaffer
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To: EBH

I hear all those in favor of Central Planning started out ‘looking out for the little people’ too.

Damn your supply-and-demand tried and true old method.

We know better, we can ‘smooth your pain’ better.


7 posted on 06/23/2011 12:16:18 PM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: KittenClaws

It is global price fixing and redistribution...

so basically...yes.

This is happening today, the plan is now in place. A month from now you’ll be glad you planted that sweat of the brow garden.


8 posted on 06/23/2011 12:17:26 PM PDT by EBH ( Whether you eat your bread or see it vanish into a looter's stomach, is an absolute.)
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To: EBH
We are not going to be able to stop food prices from going up and down, but we can smooth out the swings

As usual, bureaucrats and social engineers playing God will be a recipe for disaster.

9 posted on 06/23/2011 12:28:59 PM PDT by newheart (When does policy become treason?)
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To: EBH
Wish I could say I had a garden. We are in a bad drought here in W Texas. But I do have a good stock of nonperishable items.
10 posted on 06/23/2011 12:30:57 PM PDT by KittenClaws (A closed mouth gathers no foot.)
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To: EBH
Wish I could say I had a garden. We are in a bad drought here in W Texas. But I do have a good stock of nonperishable items.
11 posted on 06/23/2011 12:31:02 PM PDT by KittenClaws (A closed mouth gathers no foot.)
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To: EBH

And too think soon Hillary will be in this position.


12 posted on 06/23/2011 12:44:43 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Allen West 2012 Make it happen!)
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To: dragonblustar

Yes.


13 posted on 06/23/2011 12:45:52 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Allen West 2012 Make it happen!)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

Whoah whoah whoah...

What happened to the “we cannot have our small vegetable gardens” anymore? So is Obama now encouraging us to plant gardens so we will have extra food for the north Korean troops? Err.... I mean starving peasants?


14 posted on 06/23/2011 12:55:01 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Sarah Palin, the only candidate to be vetted by the NY Times, the Washington Post and NBC.)
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To: KittenClaws
Our garden is not doing much either this year. Tomatoes have stopped putting on new fruit and everything else is just sitting there. Jalapeno peppers are the only thing producing a decent crop this year.
15 posted on 06/23/2011 1:10:49 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (zero hates Texas and we hate him back. He ain't my president either.)
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To: Gaffer
"Uncertainty leads to volatility."

Which they will replace with the certainty of starvation. Good plan.

16 posted on 06/23/2011 1:13:20 PM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: Arrowhead1952; KittenClaws

” Our garden is not doing much either this year. “

What little manages to grow is falling prey to the critters, which are bolder and more aggressive, with more of them coming farther into town than anytime in living memory, for daylight raids.... Repellants don’t deter ‘em, and fences barely slow ‘em down - and the state won’t let us kill ‘em....


17 posted on 06/23/2011 1:17:41 PM PDT by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
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To: Uncle Ike

My raspberries are doing horrible!


18 posted on 06/23/2011 1:25:42 PM PDT by proudtobeanamerican1 (A house divided against itself cannot stand.” Abraham Lincoln)
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To: EBH

“French Agriculture Minister Bruno Le Maire said the G-20 summit of agriculture ministers had agreed to calm the world market by establishing a transparent system to track global supplies”

That’s the heart of this thing, so they can build on it.


19 posted on 06/23/2011 1:30:59 PM PDT by Free Vulcan (Vote Republican! You can vote Democrat when you're dead.)
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To: EBH

Stabilize them at x10 their current price.


20 posted on 06/23/2011 1:34:58 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED (We kneel to no prince but the Prince of Peace)
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To: Arrowhead1952

we are allowed to water twice a week now between 6pm and 10 am.

Even so, the heat wave, sometimes up to 106 Dg, is making everything wilt. It’s just awfull.

I’m not suprised that Jalepenos are doing well, they are suited for these conditions.


21 posted on 06/23/2011 2:24:51 PM PDT by KittenClaws (A closed mouth gathers no foot.)
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To: Free Vulcan

I’m betting the USA is going to be targeted as having a large portion of global supplies. When the have-nots get a good look at our production vs consumption, I dare say they will say we are eating too much, that we are indulging while the worlds children are starving.

And then, they’ll make sure and take everything we have. “They” being, the G20 member states - including our own potentate..


22 posted on 06/23/2011 2:29:03 PM PDT by KittenClaws (A closed mouth gathers no foot.)
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To: KittenClaws

Same here. Wednesday and Saturday are our water days. Good thing it rained yesterday.


23 posted on 06/23/2011 2:33:07 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (zero hates Texas and we hate him back. He ain't my president either.)
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To: Free Vulcan
“French Agriculture Minister Bruno Le Maire said the G-20 summit of agriculture ministers had agreed to calm the world market by establishing a transparent system to track global supplies”

90 percent of the time.......when someone uses the word transparent.........they are hiding something......

8:}

24 posted on 06/23/2011 2:33:23 PM PDT by AwesomePossum (I have never looked this forward to a Novembr II........)
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To: Arrowhead1952

No rain here yet, over 300 days now.


25 posted on 06/23/2011 2:34:15 PM PDT by KittenClaws (A closed mouth gathers no foot.)
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To: EBH
G-20 announces measures to stabilize food prices

Everyone can relax, I'm sure they don't mean that we should quit burning our food as a fuel... a very poor fuel that costs more in money and energy than it delivers.

26 posted on 06/23/2011 2:41:16 PM PDT by RJL
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To: EBH
Whenver governments say they will take a certain course of action to achieve a specific result, that's your red flag signal to know that the exact opposite is what will end up happening.

I'm printing this article for my wife to read and then we will discuss ways to accelerate and increase our food stockpiling efforts. Things must be a lot worse than I thought for these yahoos to come out and say that they need to fix it.

27 posted on 06/23/2011 2:41:34 PM PDT by OB1kNOb (Financial Repression.......it answers a lot of questions.....read about it on FinancialSense.com.)
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To: KittenClaws

You can still grow food in containers. There were two kids that invented a VERY SIMPLE system with the use of a small piece of pvc pipe and two buckets to grow a single plant, that requires very little water. I’d have to find the info, but unless you have buckets, or access to them, it would cost about $5 per plant in materials. It may or may not be worth your investment.


28 posted on 06/23/2011 2:47:31 PM PDT by JDW11235 (I think I got it now!)
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To: JDW11235
You can still grow food in containers. There were two kids that invented a VERY SIMPLE system with the use of a small piece of pvc pipe and two buckets to grow a single plant, that requires very little water. I’d have to find the info, but unless you have buckets, or access to them, it would cost about $5 per plant in materials. It may or may not be worth your investment.

Leave it up to kids to think of something I couldn't see far enough into the future to think of! I can get the buckets and PVC and have a pretty handy husband. Can you find the info fairly easy? Or give me a good search term to use? Thanks!

29 posted on 06/23/2011 2:58:28 PM PDT by KittenClaws (A closed mouth gathers no foot.)
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To: EBH
they could start by stop burning food for fuel in cars...
30 posted on 06/23/2011 3:36:23 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: EBH
"'What we saw when prices started to surge in 2008 was that the lack of information on stocks and availability can lead to panic in markets and panic is what leads to price hikes,' said Zoellick."

Oh, yeah. After we read through the doubletalk, we can be sure that yet another propaganda effort by the Masters of the World will fix the problem.


31 posted on 06/23/2011 3:55:31 PM PDT by familyop (Shut up, and eat your brains!)
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To: KittenClaws

Here is the link!

http://www.globalbuckets.org/

Basically, one bucket sits in another, with a pvc pipe connecting the two. There is dirt in the top bucket, with water in the bottom bucket, and a plastic cover (White garbage bag works in hot climates, black in cooler climates), over the top. The water recycles itself, so very little water is used, and there is no weeding.

It’s an ingenious idea, and I wanted to try this year, but did not want to invest the money (Irrigation water is free in my lease), but it’s a sound principle, and can be as simple or as complex a system (they have videos that explain form simple to very complex), and automatic watering for every bucket/setup. I hope it helps, I am going to try one or two this year, just to get a beter feel for it, but it allows you to easily grow food on a concrete slab, or anywhere, without tilling any soil.

Good luck, and take care!


32 posted on 06/23/2011 4:05:13 PM PDT by JDW11235 (I think I got it now!)
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To: JDW11235

I built six global buckets this year, based on the link I found right here on FR. My tomatoes are doing great. No blossoms yet, but they’re all about 4 feet tall and just about ready to start.


33 posted on 06/23/2011 4:09:00 PM PDT by Mama Shawna
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To: OB1kNOb

It is very spooky...we hardly ever think of starvation affecting the United States. Heck we have fat poor people, but it is coming. The G-20 just assured it.

A day’s wages for a loaf of bread...


34 posted on 06/23/2011 4:13:39 PM PDT by EBH ( Whether you eat your bread or see it vanish into a looter's stomach, is an absolute.)
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To: KittenClaws; Mama Shawna

KittenClaws ping to post #32.

Thank you Mama Shawna, I first say the idea here on FR too. I am excited to try the system, but I have to get a move on, if I’m going to get it done this year. I’m glad that you’ve has success. We’ve had horrible weather in my area, but I’m motivated now since it’s working out for you. Thanks again so much.


35 posted on 06/23/2011 4:24:04 PM PDT by JDW11235 (I think I got it now!)
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To: JDW11235

Great link!

Thank you!


36 posted on 06/23/2011 9:12:34 PM PDT by KittenClaws (A closed mouth gathers no foot.)
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To: KittenClaws

Might want to think about a place with better rain water.

If TSHTF, being in a semi arid place like West Texas will be pretty hard.


37 posted on 06/25/2011 11:36:40 AM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: redgolum
Might want to think about a place with better rain water.

If TSHTF, being in a semi arid place like West Texas will be pretty hard.

You've got that right! We have a drought going right now. In September it will be a full year without a drop of rain.

38 posted on 06/27/2011 1:07:20 PM PDT by KittenClaws (A closed mouth gathers no foot.)
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