Thursday, February 28, 2008

Food Prices Set To Soar - Dayton Planted Houses Instead

Tony Hall embraced Monsanto to aid in feeding the world and Turner embraces McCain, but neither one of them talk about a policy to increase food production for the Miami Valley. Instead we built houses and roads over our best farmland. This process needed to stop years ago, but it has not. The City of Kettering had the chance to allow it's citizens to defray rising prices by keeping chickens, it did not. Everywhere one turns in Dayton, people are making decisions based on the wrong paradigm. The perception that globalism will provide our basic needs. It is a false perception and our leadership are not taking the changes seriously. The longer the denial goes on, the worse it will get.

Idea - Instead of having a landscaper come to your house to cut grass and plant ornamentals; have them plant a garden and tend it. Catch the wave that will save money and provide high quality food items for your family. The 1930s are returning, like it or not.

The World's Growing Food-Price Crisis - TIME
Soaring prices of staples — which have risen about 75% since 2005, driven by growing demand, rising oil prices and the effects of global warming — have sparked riots in several countries, as people reel from sticker shock and governments scramble to feed their people. Crowds tore through three cities in the West African nation of Burkina Faso late last week, burning government buildings and looting stores; when officials tried to talk peace with one group of protesters, the enraged crowd hurled stones at them. The riots followed similar violent protests over food prices in Senegal and Mauritania earlier this year. And, last October, protesters in India burned hundreds of food-ration stores in West Bengal after stockpiles emptied, leaving thousands of people unfed.

Governments might succeed in quashing the protests, but lowering food prices could be far tougher and will likely take years, according to analysts who track global food consumption. The Washington-based International Food Policy Research Institute, or IFPRI, said last December that high prices are unlikely to fall soon, partly because world food stocks are being squeezed by soaring demand.

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