How secure is our food supply?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by kstaven, Nov 15, 2008.

  1. kstaven

    kstaven Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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  2. menageriemama

    menageriemama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Lake Nebagamon, WI
    GAK!! Melamine milk is everywhere!!!!!! [​IMG]

    ps I love Michael Pollan
     
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  3. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    I love that author. He always tells it like it is. Good thing alot of plants live well in the desert.....
     
  4. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    If you haven't got at least a three months supply of food in your home, NOW is the time to do it.

    If you think gas isn't going to go back up over $4 a gallon, you've got another think coming.

    High gas prices equals expensive food.

    And that's the way it is.
     
  5. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    You are so right!!!! We have a ton of canned goods that don't expire in our cupboard and trade them out all the time, and we buy meat and chicken on sale for a supply to keep in the freezer. Water too. we have quite a bit, but I am sure not enough. And I am not an alarmist - it's just the way things are going....
     
  6. rubyv67

    rubyv67 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They said I couldn't grow anything in the desert. Bah! I have 21 little black bean plants and flowers on the tomato bush. I'm trying to get the kids used to eating what we grow so the impact is lessened when times change.
     
  7. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    I know that everyone wont agree with this but the FDA is always lying to us. Anyone buy beef? I read that cows are fed cement mixed with there food.
     
  8. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 17, 2008
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    I don't even know what to think anymore.
    I'm trying to make everything from scratch and buy local produce. Hopefully, hunting meat will supplement our family well.
     
  9. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    you brought up a good point.

    BUY SEEDS!
     
  10. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Quote:Ruby, I am telling you - people from Georgia say we can't grow peaches, mine are AWESOME, apples, almonds, cherries, plums, sunflowers (good protein), lettuce, tomatoes, potatoes, carrots, cabbage, I mean the list goes on and on. This sandy dirt here is very fertile and will grow just about anything. Plant it and watch. The dirt we have here can grow ANYTHING.
     

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