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View Poll Results: Are you preparing for future food shortages??
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NO 21 80.77%
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Old July 28 2009, 09:12 PM   #1
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Food Shortages

Are you preparing for future food shortages??

There's been riots around the world over food shortages in such places as Tunisia, the middle east and Africa and there's people saying that food shortages may hit Europe and America some time soon in the future.

Do you believe we could be hit by food shortages? Are you preparing for future food shortages? if so what are you doing? if not why not?
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Old July 28 2009, 09:20 PM   #2
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Re: Food Shortages

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Are you preparing for future food shortages??
As long as the grape harvest is good, and there's plenty of wine, I'll survive somehow...
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Old July 28 2009, 09:22 PM   #3
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Re: Food Shortages

A shortage of food might actually do me some good.

So, no.
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Old July 28 2009, 09:30 PM   #4
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A shortage of food might actually do me some good.

So, no.
Would you pay $30 for a loaf of bread? that's if you're lucky a loaf of bread is even on the supermarket shelf.
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Old July 28 2009, 09:34 PM   #5
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Re: Food Shortages

This is the first I've heard of it, so no, I'm not worried.
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Old July 28 2009, 09:35 PM   #6
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Re: Food Shortages

Neither am i. Rather alarmist though. I won't put too much credence to it.
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Old July 28 2009, 09:36 PM   #7
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Google world food shortages.

One Link I found in 2 seconds of searching.

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Another more recent

Another

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Old July 28 2009, 09:38 PM   #8
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There were food shortages rising last year during the oil price hike, I've heard nothing about it since, and oil prices dropped then stabilised, so I'm not too worried, no.
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Old July 28 2009, 09:39 PM   #9
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Re: Food Shortages

I'm still not worried. Plus, scientists have already said that we're in an El Nino, so prepare for a wet winter in CA.
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Old July 28 2009, 09:39 PM   #10
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Re: Food Shortages

Tachyon Shield wrote: View Post
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A shortage of food might actually do me some good.

So, no.
Would you pay $30 for a loaf of bread? that's if you're lucky a loaf of bread is even on the supermarket shelf.
If I had to, yes.
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Old July 28 2009, 09:44 PM   #11
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Well i'm not taking anything for granted. I'm stocking up on food especially packets of pasta and rice just incase.
I certainly aint getting caught with my trousers down.
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Old July 28 2009, 09:44 PM   #12
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Re: Food Shortages

Tachyon Shield wrote: View Post
Google world food shortages.

One Link I found in 2 seconds of searching.

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Eh, we're over populated anyway ...

The world tends to balance itself out in the end so somehow things will work out.
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Old July 28 2009, 09:46 PM   #13
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I can't keep ahead on groceries more than a few days, so unless the shortage lasts two or three days, um, no.


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Old July 28 2009, 09:48 PM   #14
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Re: Food Shortages

Am I preparing? No. And no, I would not pay that much for bread, when I can bake it myself as long as I have access to some sort of grain.

And I could prolly eat from our cupboards for several weeks before starvation and boredom hits. (The chocolatestash in my bakingcabinet could keep hormonal women happy for months)
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Old July 28 2009, 09:48 PM   #15
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I can't keep ahead on groceries more than a few days, so unless the shortage lasts two or three days, um, no.


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I'm buying at least 365 packets of pasta not straight away, over time, but not too long a time.
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