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  • In Sunday-evening surprise, Senate unanimously passes food safety bill (Why even have a GOP?)

    12/19/2010 6:00:46 PM PST · by Cringing Negativism Network · 287 replies · 7+ views
    The Hill ^ | December 19 2010 | Alexander Bolton
    ... "Republicans, however, later agreed to pass it by unanimous consent."
  • America’s ‘cheapest family’: ‘We are hope and change’

    10/02/2010 7:09:35 AM PDT · by Immerito · 58 replies
    MSNBC ^ | September 29, 2010 | Michael Inbar
    Economides clan defend buying aging meat and other frugal strategies As the American economy sputters and families continue to struggle mightily just to keep their heads above water, the Economides family of Arizona believe they provide a model for how to not just survive, but thrive on a tight budget. Eschewing credit cards, car loans and home equity borrowing, the clan of seven stay solvent and then some on just $44,000 a year — and that includes owning a home in the pricey Phoenix suburb of Scottsdale. Mind you, they eat nutritious meals and their children are decked out in...
  • 100 Items to Disappear First

    10/21/2008 5:07:40 AM PDT · by djf · 94 replies · 2,410+ views
    1. Generators (Good ones cost dearly. Gas storage, risky. of thieves; maintenance etc.) 2. Water Filters/Purifiers 3. Portable Toilets 4. Seasoned Firewood. Wood takes about 6 - 12 months to become dried, for home uses. 5. Lamp Oil, Wicks, Lamps (First Choice: Buy CLEAR oil. If scarce, stockpile ANY!) 6. Coleman Fuel. Impossible to stockpile too much. 7. Guns, Ammunition, Pepper Spray, Knives, Clubs, Bats & Slingshots. 8. Hand-can openers, & hand egg beaters, whisks. 9. Honey/Syrups/white, brown sugar 10. Rice - Beans - Wheat 11. Vegetable Oil (for cooking) Without it food burns/must be boiled etc.,) 12. Charcoal,...

    10/15/2008 8:22:08 AM PDT · by HungarianGypsy · 98 replies · 2,196+ views
    While reading another thread I noticed someone speaking of how they were able to spend $400 per month to feed their small family very well. So, I had an idea of asking how everyone budgets for groceries,
  • Meat must be rationed to four portions a week...

    09/30/2008 8:47:31 AM PDT · by ComputerGuy · 45 replies · 953+ views
    Guardian UK ^ | Juliette Jowit
    People will have to be rationed to four modest portions of meat and one litre of milk a week if the world is to avoid run-away climate change, a major new report warns. The report, by the Food Climate Research Network, based at the University of Surrey, also says total food consumption should be reduced, especially "low nutritional value" treats such as alcohol, sweets and chocolates.
  • US Grain Reserves Dangerously Low (AAM Concerned with CCC Inventories)

    06/11/2008 4:39:52 AM PDT · by Renfield · 32 replies · 1,564+ views
    WASHINGTON - Larry Matlack, President of the American Agriculture Movement (AAM), has raised concerns over the issue of U.S. grain reserves after it was announced that the sale of 18.37 million bushels of wheat from USDA’s Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) Bill Emerson Humanitarian Trust. “According to the May 1, 2008 CCC inventory report there are o­nly 24.1 million bushels of wheat in inventory, so after this sale there will be o­nly 2.7 million bushels of wheat left the entire CCC inventory,” warned Matlack. “Our concern is not that we are using the remainder of our strategic grain reserves for humanitarian...
  • World food crisis hits home; Costco seeing higher demand for staples

    04/23/2008 7:48:46 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 63 replies · 114+ views
    As the world faces its first global food crisis since World War II, even American consumers are starting to fret. Media reports are starting to trickle in about grocers limiting some food purchases, while Costco Wholesale Corp. is seeing higher-than-usual demand for staple foods such as rice and flour as consumers appear to be stocking up. Costco Chief Executive James Sinegal told Reuters news service in an interview Tuesday that the Issaquah-based wholesale company is managing the situation. "If we run out, we're usually back in stock the next day," he said. The Reuters story followed a Monday article in...
  • World Bank president calls for action as food prices cause rioting

    04/14/2008 7:38:21 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 42 replies · 183+ views
    Times of London ^ | 04/14/08 | Jenny Booth
    World Bank president calls for action as food prices cause rioting Jenny Booth The president of the World Bank has called for immediate action to deal with rapidly rising food prices that have caused hunger and deadly violence and threatened the economic stability of the world's poorest countries. A doubling of food prices over the last two years was potentially pushing 100 million people deeper into long-term poverty, said Robert Zoellick. “We have to put our money where our mouth is now, so that we can put food into hungry mouths. It is as stark as that,” Mr Zoellick said...
  • Amid Shrinking Farmlands, Chinese May Turn To Potatoes

    10/11/2007 7:29:04 PM PDT · by JACKRUSSELL · 13 replies · 375+ views
    AFP / Google News ^ | October 10, 2007 | AFP
    (BEIJING) — Potatoes may soon join rice as a staple diet for China's 1.3 billion people as the nation searches for alternative crops to deal with a sharp decline in farmland, state press reported Thursday. China is facing increasing difficulties in feeding its massive population partly due to the widespread conversion of its farming areas into industrial zones and residential areas, as well as the impacts of global warming. Potatoes, which can grow in dry areas not suitable for rice, are now being seriously looked at as a way to get more food from a smaller area, the China Daily...
  • Wheat Hits New All-Time High

    08/23/2007 11:34:43 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 9 replies · 298+ views
    Forbes ^ | 8/23/2007
    Wheat prices climbed for a fifth consecutive session Thursday, and the most heavily traded contract hit a new all-time high on the Chicago Board of Trade as traders continue to price in robust worldwide demand and shrinking supply. The U.S. Department of Agriculture said Thursday that wheat supplies available for export plummeted in July and said "stocks could be driven down to unprecedented low levels." Rain, frost and drought in different parts of the European Union ravaged wheat crops this year, leaving the EU with less to export and boosting its import requirements. Poor weather also ruined crops in the...