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Offline noisyturtle

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Food Inflation
« on: Sun, 12 December 2021, 17:51:36 »
Prices have gotten noticeably bad here in the US. Everything across the bored has gone up by multiple dollars over the last decade or so, getting particularly bad with the accelerator that is the pandemic.

How has food inflation hit other countries, or your area? Has it made a noticeable difference in your budget and spending? Where do you see this going in the future?
It is getting to the point where in some more expensive cities, middle-class families are needing to go to food banks and apply for stamps. Will food eventually become something only the wealthy can afford, while the rest of us survive on a semi-nutritional  grey paste?

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Re: Food Inflation
« Reply #1 on: Sun, 12 December 2021, 18:04:45 »
The turkey bacon at the grocery store used to be 1.99, now its usually 4 bucks, maybe 3 bucks on sale and the portion sizes are smaller too. All the dollar snacks also went up from like a 0.80, a buck to 1.50 bordering on 2.

Very sad, eat less donuts, haven't bought bacon in a long time now that I think about it. Usually, I go for a massive pack of dollar hotdogs. Very processed and unhealthy, but I like it.

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Re: Food Inflation
« Reply #2 on: Sun, 12 December 2021, 18:07:38 »
Food cost bout 1.5x,

Buhhh Tp4 only eats cabbage, beans and rice, so it's not a huge bump in total.

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Re: Food Inflation
« Reply #3 on: Sun, 12 December 2021, 18:26:48 »
Right now the average has been nearly 7% increase annually

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Re: Food Inflation
« Reply #4 on: Mon, 13 December 2021, 07:09:33 »
Yeah, UK is the same. Things are 100-200% more expensive.
Everything in average. Cheese, ham, eggs - went up and thing is you won't notice small raises when you are shopping, only the total on your receipt will be a lot higher for same stuff.
Generalising, few years ago I had full trolley of weekly groceries/chem for around 80. Today its around 160.
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Re: Food Inflation
« Reply #5 on: Mon, 13 December 2021, 08:48:31 »
Stop being poor lmao

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Re: Food Inflation
« Reply #6 on: Mon, 13 December 2021, 10:48:34 »
Prices have gotten noticeably bad here in the US. Everything across the bored has gone up by multiple dollars over the last decade or so, getting particularly bad with the accelerator that is the pandemic.

How has food inflation hit other countries, or your area? Has it made a noticeable difference in your budget and spending? Where do you see this going in the future?
It is getting to the point where in some more expensive cities, middle-class families are needing to go to food banks and apply for stamps. Will food eventually become something only the wealthy can afford, while the rest of us survive on a semi-nutritional  grey paste?

It costs 7 bucks for a slice of pizza at the grey cup. A. singular.slice. I worked there.
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Re: Food Inflation
« Reply #7 on: Mon, 13 December 2021, 12:47:21 »
Stop being poor lmao

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Re: Food Inflation
« Reply #8 on: Mon, 13 December 2021, 14:09:29 »
Companies taking an L for 2 years of covid have to find a way to make up for lost revenue, right?

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Re: Food Inflation
« Reply #9 on: Thu, 16 December 2021, 08:15:53 »
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Re: Food Inflation
« Reply #10 on: Sat, 16 April 2022, 02:06:30 »
It has gotten really bad lately. I am seeing 1lb of chicken breast for $14, lemons are are $1.39.
I am spending nearly $200 A WEEK on food, and I know there's people I work with who have families and no side hustles.
This cannot go on, there is going to be a breaking point when people are priced into starvation in a few years if the inflation continues.

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Re: Food Inflation
« Reply #11 on: Sat, 16 April 2022, 07:09:19 »
Post your grocery bill NT,  wth are you buying ?

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Re: Food Inflation
« Reply #12 on: Sat, 16 April 2022, 08:10:55 »
Inflation is inevitable as long as the ultra-wealthy continue vacuuming up an inordinate proportion of the world's money supply (while relentlessly lusting for even more).

The human population of the world requires a certain amount of money for commerce to operate. The more wealth that is accumulated and hoarded, the more money must be printed for actual circulation.

How can we break this death spiral when many (not all) governments are controlled by servants of the plutocrats?

And why do we constantly hear the word "oligarchs" when in fact it should be "plutocrats"?
Now we see why the media hates Biden, he's old and boring and talks policy.
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Re: Food Inflation
« Reply #13 on: Sat, 16 April 2022, 08:29:35 »
And why do we constantly hear the word "oligarchs" when in fact it should be "plutocrats"?

The distinction is not useful.  If governance involves humans,  it's going to be something LIKE THIS that we have.

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Re: Food Inflation
« Reply #14 on: Wed, 14 February 2024, 09:27:54 »
Rising food prices, like the scorching summers we've been having, have put the heat on home cooks seeking budget-friendly solutions. The FAO Food Price Index, with its record highs in 2023, paints a stark picture, but fear not, culinary warriors! Take that delicious London broil crock pot, for example. Instead of firing up the grill and watching your wallet sizzle, toss it in the trusty crock pot for a succulent, slow-cooked meal that stretches your dollar further than a tightrope walker. Budget-conscious heroes can find solace in the affordability of tougher cuts like London broil, and the magic of the crock pot transforms them into melt-in-your-mouth masterpieces. So, while the FAO Food Price Index might give you heartburn, remember, resourceful cooking can turn even the leanest times into a culinary feast. Just remember, keep calm and crock pot on!
« Last Edit: Thu, 15 February 2024, 04:05:36 by danaharre »

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Re: Food Inflation
« Reply #15 on: Wed, 14 February 2024, 09:53:05 »
Apparently the prices of olive oil have increased by 50% in two years, in Greece of all places as much as 80%, even. We truly live in the end of times!
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Re: Food Inflation
« Reply #16 on: Wed, 14 February 2024, 10:10:46 »
Apparently the prices of olive oil have increased by 50% in two years, in Greece of all places as much as 80%, even. We truly live in the end of times!

Yea, that greece forest fire did a number on olive oil

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Re: Food Inflation
« Reply #17 on: Sun, 10 March 2024, 09:39:05 »
Now we see why the media hates Biden, he's old and boring and talks policy.
They want to hear about Hannibal Lector eating people, cancer windmills, electric sharks and ****.
    Alex Cole    July 11, 2024