Skip to comments.Getting slammed at the supermarket (corn crop failure will raise food prices)
Posted on 09/25/2011 11:37:09 AM PDT by lowbridge
High energy prices and bad weather -- including blistering hot temperatures, flooding in some places and drought in others -- hurt this years agricultural output. But farmers agree that a major problem is the soaring price of corn, which is used directly in products like cereal, and indirectly as livestock feed.
Corn is nearly twice as expensive now as it was last summer -- even though US farmers planted the second-largest crop since World War II.
Why? Well, 40 percent of the crop goes to produce 12.6 billion gallons of ethanol to meet the governments renewable fuel standards. In other words, much crop land is being used to produce ethanol, not to produce food.
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My tagline says it all.
This government is the enemy of common sense - and the enemy of the people.
I still have not eaten any fresh corn year this year. Still waiting for my homegrown to make an appearance.
I’ve noticed more and more companies are returning to using sugar to sweeten their products as opposed to HFCS.
This government is making it all worse. I am almost 100% sure that blackouts will hit Texas next summer because we over-spent to build so many useless windmills.
We just had some visitors from Germany. Their major complaint was the high price of food in this country. For example, in Germany bread is roughly $0.60 per pound,locally the price ranges from $2.50 to $4.00 per pound; cheese, in Germany, sells for about a $1.20 per pound etc. I’m having them send me some market advertising material showing prices of various food stuffs in German markets. Their report fits in with reports on how we Americans are getting “screwed!”
....40 percent of the crop goes to produce 12.6 billion gallons of ethanol to meet the governments renewable fuel standards. In other words, much crop land is being used to produce ethanol, not to produce food....
There it is in one sentence. The rest is BS. THIS is what is driving much of the food cost increase across the board. Again, the government shafting the public to play its games of eco-politics.
Stop ruining gasoline, and feed the world.
I don’t see a problem here the environazi plan are working just fine
Drive food prices up...
To hell with food price’s have you looked at the price of deer corn!
WOW, once upon a time, not so long ago visitors from Europe used to wonder and the variety and low cost of food in the U.S.
I noticed the other day that cereal boxes had gotten smaller.
Another bogus ‘we’re burning our food for fuel’ article? They don’t even try to get their facts straight.
We have been producing #2 yellow dent corn for decades and non of it goes directly for human food.
Unless you consider soda pop food.
We are going retro.
Before the combustion engine, a good deal of cropland went to grow feed for horses, mules, oxesn etc ... for transportation and work.
****I am almost 100% sure that blackouts will hit Texas next summer because we over-spent to build so many useless windmills.****
But you will feel so good about yourself knowing you are setting in 100+ degree temps while not pumping CO2 into the atmosphere because you shut down the coal fired plants!
Ok, that was sarcasm!
A “pound” of coffee is now 10 ounces at Price Chopper...
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