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June 11, 2021, 08:56:54 PM

To Garden or not...?

Started by Hoofer, June 04, 2021, 01:49:37 AM

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Quote from: Hoofer on June 07, 2021, 07:29:36 AMhttp://www.calwildrice.org/
I like wild rice for the VARIETY it adds, I'd never eat it alone, always mixed, usually with a chunk of Meat or Seafood mixed in... adds a unique earth flavor.. like when ashes blew into our spaghetti on a campout.

Lundberg Family Farms
Fall river Wild Rice
Gibbs Wild Rice.

any of those sound familiar?

No, it's none of those, most don't grow real wild rice, they're farmed paddy's. Real wild rice is an aquatic grass.
I wish I could find them, but they're a small operation and actually harvest the real thing, though expensive, it's worth the price.

You might still find real wild rice in the Minnesota area, they've been harvest it far longer, but try and avoid farm, paddy raised, it just doesn't have the flavor of the true wild variety.
The natives harvested it to use in Pemmican jerky, buffalo, nuts, berries etc, a handful was a meal in it's self.
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Hoofer

You gotta be kidding.... 'Basmati' rice battle India VS Pakistan

All animals are created equal; Some just take longer to cook.   Survival is keeping an eye on those around you...

Hoofer

Fishing flotillas from China taking everything.


Not limited to So. China sea, they're coming over HERE too!
All animals are created equal; Some just take longer to cook.   Survival is keeping an eye on those around you...

Hoofer

Price of transportation goes up, so goes the price of food.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/from-beans-to-burgers-food-is-getting-more-expensive-11623344185

""We're in a period of unprecedented commodity inflation," Unilever Chief Executive Officer Alan Jope told investors Monday. He said Unilever would recover some of those costs in part by selling smaller packages of some foods at the same price as a larger size.

Higher prices on grocery-store shelves and restaurant menus are part of a broader rise in inflation. U.S. consumer prices surged 5% in May from a year ago to reach the highest annual inflation rate in nearly 13 years.

More expensive used cars and trucks fueled the increase, according to Labor Department data, and prices for furniture and airfare also jumped. Food prices are rising because of the higher costs for labor and transport but also ingredients including corn, soybean oil and wheat. Rising meat prices got another bump up last week when a ransomware attack briefly knocked offline JBS SA plants that process nearly a quarter of U.S. beef and a fifth of chicken and pork. "
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 Walmart Inc. plans to use rising prices across the industry to create a bigger pricing gap between it and competitors, executives told analysts recently. Walmart CFO Brett Biggs said it wasn't known if the inflationary trend would last.

"You are seeing some input costs come down versus where they were a month or two ago," he said. "You're not seeing interest rates go up. So there's some signs that maybe there is some of this that's transitory."
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Campbell is treading lightly, aiming to stay competitive with prices on soup and snacks while still passing along some increases this summer. The company said its soup brands gained more market share than ever in the latest quarter even as sales declined.

"We are going to be very thoughtful about it," CEO Mark Clouse said. "The last thing we want to do is shut down the growth that we've worked fairly hard to have."

Hormel Foods Corp. has raised prices for products including Jennie-O ground turkey, Skippy peanut butter and Spam. The company said the reopening of restaurant dining rooms was pushing up prices for bacon and turkey breast, among many other products.

"Quite frankly, we're not done with all the pricing actions that we need to take," said CEO Jim Snee. "There's still more to come."

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Might be the "last call" for Spam & Canned Ham purchases.  Prices are already up a little.

That garden sure is looking good!
All animals are created equal; Some just take longer to cook.   Survival is keeping an eye on those around you...

walkstall

Diesel Fuel is up 50¢ in my area.  Thanks, Joe Biden.
A politician thinks of the next election. A statesman, of the next generation.- James Freeman Clarke

Always remember "Feelings Aren't Facts."

Hoofer

Quote from: walkstall on June 10, 2021, 01:08:12 PMDiesel Fuel is up 50¢ in my area.  Thanks, Joe Biden.
We got Diesel at $2.89 Gas is $2.79, give or take a dime.
Of course, Democrats are carefully plotting how to squeeze more taxes out of us.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/food-prices-soar-compounding-woes-of-worlds-poor-11621519202

"A surge in food prices is deepening the pain caused by Covid-19 across the developing world, forcing millions into hunger and contributing to social problems that could lead to more political unrest and migration.

Food prices have jumped by nearly a third over the past year, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, even as pandemic-related job losses are making it harder for families to afford basic staples. Corn prices are 67% higher than a year ago, the FAO says, while sugar is up nearly 60%, and prices for cooking oil have doubled.

Overall prices have risen for 11 consecutive months to the highest levels since 2014, the FAO says."
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"Sudan has had to declare a state of emergency in several cities after deadly street protests over rising food costs. The price of wheat there has nearly tripled this year, despite an increased harvest, because of a weaker currency and higher transportation costs, according to Famine Early Warning Systems Network, a U.S.-funded group.

Government moves to end food and fuel subsidies late last year to fulfill economic reforms proposed by the International Monetary Fund further pinched Sudanese consumers.

Rising hunger in countries such as Honduras and Guatemala, meanwhile, is a big reason behind the wave of migrants arriving at the U.S. southern border in recent months, experts say. The number of people facing acute food insecurity jumped 20% in Guatemala and tripled in Honduras early this year compared with 2019, according to a report sponsored by the U.N."

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Government... sigh.... screw self-reliance, let the Government provide subsidies, price supports - and as typical Marxists will, when you need to get something DONE - create a crisis, just REMOVE subsidies, price supports, whatever - and presto, you got a crisis, people starving, "women & children hardest hit".

I can't see the use in bitching about Government oversight, meddling in all our affairs - and figuring a garden is too much work - unless you're lazy.  If you got the space, a little bit of time, boy those fresh tomatoes & cucumbers sure taste great when you grew them yourself!
All animals are created equal; Some just take longer to cook.   Survival is keeping an eye on those around you...

Hoofer



Think for a moment...  This is a FOOD LINE in Guatemala.  Imagine this in any city of the USA, FOOD LINES, and your wife or kids standing in it, waiting to BUY or worse, use your Food Stamps to get a daily or weekly allotment.  Social-Democrats want to punish America for our wrecklessness, our rigged individualism, our entprenuership, our independence.  HOW DARE YOU!  Drive a car across the country???   Arrogance!  We need to be brought to KNEEL like the rest of the world!   Just keep that picture in mind, Guatemala is a nation that could be self-reliant, but not with the Government it has... that's the only difference between us and them.
All animals are created equal; Some just take longer to cook.   Survival is keeping an eye on those around you...