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Costs on the rise

Food inflation expected to nearly double in coming year

January 4, 2014

The prices of the items on Shirley Joy’s grocery list have gone up, up, up lately. “Go back and look at bacon,” exclaimed Joy, 73, of Newport while shopping with her son at Food 4 Less Thursda....

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Jan-05-14 8:53 AM

The increased price of corn has much to do with the manipulation of the market by Monsanto. Their GMO corn is not allowed in most of Europe, Japan, many SE Asian countries, New Zealand, Russia, only 3 counties in California, and many other countries. If the US bans GMO corn (and we should in my opinion), then expect the cost of everything edible to go through the roof. This is being driven by Monsanto and other corporate interests.

If you can, start growing your own organic food, from healthy non-contaminated seeds, raise your own chickens, hogs, beef or buy from someone who has the ability to do so. Big shifts in our current way of life are coming and it's best to be prepared.

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Jan-04-14 10:16 PM

During Bush, it was because of Fat Cats.... during Obama, it is because of Socialists.... Well, whoever they are, they get their raise.

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Jan-04-14 9:26 PM

time for "Obamafeed". the food supply is next. oh wait the government already has its finger in the subsidized United States food industry. it entered the fray to assure cost-saving food to the American people. btw, we export about 15% of our nations corn production. this year they expect that to increase with China for the first time not able to produce enough corn for its needs. there are many uses beyond the table for corn which increase and decrease which affect the costs. greed (which is essentially profit beyond what the consumer deems reasonable) may play a part, but costs associated with the production and ultimate finshed product continue to rise.

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Jan-04-14 11:18 AM

Simple greed.

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Jan-04-14 11:16 AM

Five years ago we were told the price of everything was going up because of oil prices and the cost to transport product/food/etc. When the price of oil dropped, the prices didn't fall for transported items. In fact the prices continue to rise. I don't believe for a minute that there's a corn shortage, or that 50% of the crop is going to ethanol production. No conspiracy theory here, just stating the obvious. We will continue to be manipulated until we decide not to. When more people start growing gardens we will then have a seed shortage. Seed prices have already doubled in price. Time for everyone who can to start growing gardens. Mine will be much bigger this year!

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