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http://www.esquire.com/features/21st-century-taste-like-1008

My favorite part: Let's finally embrace the truth that food is not something to be taken for granted. As a culture, we need to be more curious about where our food comes from. We need to buy from farmers who are trying to do things the right way. We need to think before we eat.

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Recently I was chatting with one of my purveyors about meat, prices, and the food chain. Michael raises Tamworth pigs in upstate New York and rocks his John Deere cap without a trace of irony. He's an honest, upright citizen, a real person, not some revolutionary or back-to-the-land type. So it really chilled me when he said, "America better prepare for some uncomfortable changes. Things might get really ugly." · You've seen the articles, right there on the front page next to equally uplifting stories about oil, the economy, and the war: The cost of food--of producing and procuring it--is soaring. In the restaurant world, it's all anyone can talk about. And the thing is, this is no temporary spike; it's actually a massive correction. · Ever since my parents came to America in 1968, it has been meat and milk 24/7. They emigrated from war-ravaged Korea and, like Americans coming out of World War II, they couldn't believe--and didn't resist--the Crazy Eddie abundance of the American agricultural industry. As far as my parents are concerned, meat grows on trees.

But guess what? The machinery that's pumped so much meat into our lives over the last half century was never built to last, and now it's breaking down big-time. Feed is more expensive. Gasoline is more expensive. Milk, rice, butter, corn--it's all going through the roof. And for the foreseeable future, it's not coming back down...(more)


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sorry but carnivorous by nature --- and shoot most of meat i eat so price aint a problem.
 
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Over the years people have forgotten where food comes from - and that is part of the problem. Instead of hunting, fishing or gardening, we depend on others to make and prepare our food for us. Food does not come from the grocery store, it comes from the ground, bird, some animal or a fish.

The more dependent a person is on the system, the more their lives will be disrupted.

As with most items, corporate America is going to try and squeeze every penny they can out of everyone they can. This is not about food, its about profits. Its about every factor that contributes to the price of food - corn, grains, fuel and transportation all going up. So the food prices must go up.

Most people will not notice a few cents increase spread out over weeks or months. And when they do notice, it will be too late.

A few weeks ago I saw a program on 60 minutes, or 48 hours about normal, everyday, middle class people having to go to a food bank to get enough food to eat. Their evening dinner was tator tots one night, because that was all they can afford.

Several months ago I posted a video on youtube about more people eating spam because the price of real meat was getting too expensive. Instead of the situatuion getting better, its gotten worse.

The past couple of months I have been mulching my garden spot for next years garden. I am preparing next years garden 7 & 8 months ahead of time.
 

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But guess what? The machinery that's pumped so much meat into our lives over the last half century was never built to last, and now it's breaking down big-time. t
And that same tractor that won't last will grow corn without gas?

Sorry, there there is too much communism in the green movement for me to support it. That the politics out of green and I will listen, but as long as the movement is riddle with socialism your lamentations will fall on deaf ears.
 
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