What's up with this?
A British farming organization is predicting a worldwide shortage of bacon and pork next year.
The National Pig Association says global drought conditions are driving up the price of grain, a major staple in hog feed.
It says pig farmers around the world are selling their herds because retail prices are not rising fast enough to cover the cost of record-high pig-feed costs.
In the United States, the government has introduced a pork-buying program in a bid to keep its pig farmers in business.
And the Chinese government is putting pork into cold storage, as a buffer against shortages and high prices next year.
Iowa-based agricultural economist Steve Meyer says he expects to see record prices for pork next year. He says high grain prices affect all meat suppliers, meaning beef, chicken and turkey supplies could also be affected.
First I've heard of it.
This whole story sounds smelly to me?
Greed, greed and more fucking greed.
Yet another giant deliberate rip-off scheme in my opinion.
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Fucking George Bush
Is there something wanky with the board.
All the posts are centred.
new posts section is looking weird.
..anyway Buddahas....when did we have this world wide drought?
I missed it?
Bumper crop on the prairies this year.
Maybe time to get back to small farms and buying locally....
These greedy global free conglomerates are leading us down the road to hell.
I smell set up.
Re-read your previous post. Ahmadinejad is right. It's a new world order. As Mitt would say, it's a real problem.
I'll check it out Pants....cheers.
.We have so much choice over what we eat today because rural communities the world over have had their choices taken away. To understand how our supermarket shopping makes us complicit in a system that routinely denies freedom to the world's poorest, and how we ourselves are poisoned by these choices, we need to think about the way our food comes to us. "Stuffed and Starved" takes a long and wide view of food production, to show how we all suffer the consequences of a food system cooked to a corporate recipe. This is also the story of the fight against the unthinking commerce that brings it to us. In the
wrecked paddy fields of India, in the soy deserts of Brazil, in the maize ejidos of Mexico, the supermarket aisles of California, French McDonald's and Italian kitchens, there's a worldwide resistance against unhealthy control of the food system
You fucking right!
Time for a purge, a revolution.
we all suffer the consequences of a food system cooked to a corporate recipe
don't get me started.
don't get me started!
Ask the people in Northern Thailand or the Philippines about their drought.
The pigs are more likely to be drowning.
It's a damn scam Chang.
Pigs used to eat anything.
Now maybe their diet id only Monsanto approved ingredients.
There has been a massive drought affecting grain growing areas of the United States...I thought it was general knowledge...NZ grain farmers are expecting a price in crease of 150% because their crops are unaffected
Bacon is insidious. It's bad for you.
Damn I love the stuff.
We could all sit outside on banana lounges discussing the best way to rebuild a 4WD transmission and agree, through shared stories of conquests supporting our assertions, that there is no basis to the proposition that those least assured of their persuasions are the first to condemn others for theirs.
Pork is probably the meat of choice in Thailand but I'm sure it is subject to price controls in country. Producers always complaining about not making any money. Pork, chicken and even beef are comparatively cheap here, although the home grown beef is of dubious quality.
I'm off to make some bacon and cheese hot savoury rolls for a late brunch.
I thought it was general knowledge...
U.S.. drought: Food prices set to soar as corn farmers abandon fields the size of Belgium and Luxembourg | Mail Online
advance prices for NZ grain farmers are record highs because of world shortages...get ready to eat rice...(as long as the rainy season doesn't flod the crops like last year)