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(CNN)   Food prices are skyrocketing, and Leon's getting . . . slimmer, probably   (cnn.com) divider line
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2022-08-11 1:10:57 AM  
That just means that I get my gas points accumulated faster.
 
2022-08-11 1:12:59 AM  
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2022-08-11 1:22:20 AM  
Airplane thread!
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2022-08-11 1:22:20 AM  
Ramen still cheap as fark. Your welcome
 
2022-08-11 1:24:09 AM  
Y'all so hell bent on eating terrible quality meat all the time is the main problem.
 
2022-08-11 1:26:41 AM  
The frustrating point is when they price at the "psychological barrier" of {X}.99 and so you have to check if it went up a dollar since last time. 13 cents and I'd notice. A dollar I tend not to. So I'm tracking my expenses using my phone and a custom coded app, because I can.

I'm highly sensitive to WalMart pricing, which sometimes ends in certain numbers for certain types of sales, IE no sale, temporary, clearance. If your margin is under 5% and you can do that sort of dickery on a $2 item, you're just farking with us.

And the "psychological barrier" was (supposedly) invented so cashiers had to make change instead of sticking it in their pockets. No word on whether either one is effective. If you say "4 easy payments of only $49.99" I say "So $200 plus exorbitant shipping, right". Our beds are only &799 for this weekend only" well, "Right, so eight hundred"

Insert Bill Hicks here.
 
2022-08-11 1:29:12 AM  
in a nation of fat people what can you do
 
2022-08-11 1:35:01 AM  
I Bonds -
paying 7-11 percent - no state taxes
 
2022-08-11 1:54:46 AM  
The biggest decline was in hot dog prices, which dropped 6.1%

Everyone was already suspicious of hot dogs. Who wants to buy them now when desperate food companies might put anything in them?
 
2022-08-11 1:55:05 AM  
Things is slightly better now;
They hope we will forget
The misery of 'trickle down',
An' jelly-bean etiquette
The regal presidential style
Has simply not worn well,
An' neither has my rags,
Up in the green hotel

(FZ, Hot Plate Heaven)
 
2022-08-11 2:02:57 AM  
I just eat what I want, sigh, and buy fewer video games.
 
2022-08-11 2:05:27 AM  

Birnone: The biggest decline was in hot dog prices, which dropped 6.1%

Everyone was already suspicious of hot dogs. Who wants to buy them now when desperate food companies might put anything in them?


They didn't do that before? I thought they were 90% phosphates and fat trimmings before.
 
2022-08-11 2:22:42 AM  
Monday i bought a strip loin for $5.99\lb., with a second one for a dollar more, $6.99, per pound.  Got about 28 1"+ steaks out of them.
 
2022-08-11 2:30:22 AM  
I saw bacon over $10 ... now it's personal
 
2022-08-11 2:49:10 AM  
I am surviving on buckwheat risotto and Vienna sausages. It's my Y2K stash.
 
2022-08-11 3:44:56 AM  

RolfBlitzer: Ramen still cheap as fark. Your welcome


My welcome is what?
 
2022-08-11 4:02:07 AM  
Carpetbaggers and manufactured shortages.
 
2022-08-11 4:53:32 AM  
Cans of black beans and red and kidney beans are $0.79 per can at Kroger.  If my fat ass isn't hungry enough for beans, then I'm not hungry enough yet.

Crisitunity.
 
2022-08-11 4:57:34 AM  
I shop the loss leader's. It takes three different markets but I can usually find deals on all the necessities for under one hundred dollars a week. I splurge on cashew nuts and cheese since my fear of starving has turned me into a ravenous mouse.
 
2022-08-11 5:14:36 AM  

Birnone: The biggest decline was in hot dog prices, which dropped 6.1%

Everyone was already suspicious of hot dogs. Who wants to buy them now when desperate food companies might put anything in them?


OK, 15% off.
 
2022-08-11 5:25:55 AM  
50 years of unchecked mergers in grocery distribution and food production industries, is anyone surprised?
 
2022-08-11 6:04:22 AM  
Skyrocketing so hard when I went grocery shopping the other day, prices were pretty much the same as they've been for a year or two.
 
2022-08-11 6:51:13 AM  

grumpfuff: Skyrocketing so hard when I went grocery shopping the other day, prices were pretty much the same as they've been for a year or two.


Meh, not really.

I buy the same things every week, so I notice when prices fluctuate, and I've watched them go up steadily from $60-70 last year to $75-80 this year...but things spiked hard this past week. My bill jumped up above $100 and I'm not sure why. It's a little shocking when I spend that much and it's all food (no cleaning supplies or pharmaceuticals).
 
2022-08-11 6:58:33 AM  

Gyrfalcon: grumpfuff: Skyrocketing so hard when I went grocery shopping the other day, prices were pretty much the same as they've been for a year or two.

Meh, not really.

I buy the same things every week, so I notice when prices fluctuate, and I've watched them go up steadily from $60-70 last year to $75-80 this year...but things spiked hard this past week. My bill jumped up above $100 and I'm not sure why. It's a little shocking when I spend that much and it's all food (no cleaning supplies or pharmaceuticals).


For some of us, liquor counts as a food group.
 
2022-08-11 7:13:17 AM  

sinko swimo: in a nation of fat people what can you do


Eat fat people.
 
2022-08-11 7:33:54 AM  

grumpfuff: Skyrocketing so hard when I went grocery shopping the other day, prices were pretty much the same as they've been for a year or two.


I don't know where you shop, but I strongly suspect you just haven't been paying attention.

I pay a lot of bills without really looking, autopay and all that...but groceries are  universally accepted as having dramatically increased. And has been continuing to do so for a long time.

I order online so I can effortlessly compare how much I spend now vs in the past. I don't eat more now, it just costs me more.
 
2022-08-11 7:58:31 AM  
"There's no ability for the government to release extra stalks of wheat and corn and cheese and so on," Fox said.

Someone got confused here. Stalks? I think the word you were looking for was stocks. Someone that has no idea where food comes from was just thinking "food grows on stalks right? Even cheese, yes, stalks it is."
 
2022-08-11 8:37:58 AM  
What a great song, ruined by a bad joke.
 
2022-08-11 9:02:17 AM  

sinko swimo: in a nation of fat people what can you do


I know you're just following Subby's suggestive lead, but this is, unfortunately, an ignorant take.

Americans aren't statistically obese primarily because of portion sizes or snacking, though those contribute.  They're obese primarily because the "race to the bottom" in the grocery market has been going on a lot longer than people realize.

Starch is incredibly cheap to produce, and sweeteners are not far behind.  Combine the two, and you get a dizzying variety of products that are mostly or entirely cheap, starchy filler, but taste great.  Add in the convenience of pre-preparing them, and you have the "perfect" food for your energy-starved, overworked, too-busy-to-cook workforce.

Simply reducing portions is not good and will not result in healthy weight loss.  Americans, despite all appearances, are already undernourished, or at least malnourished, because all we can afford is cheap starch, or things adulterated with cheap, starchy filler.

Proper protein & fiber haven't been affordable for many American households, in terms of price and time, for a very long time.  What we're seeing now is even the cheap starches are starting to get unaffordable.  At the very least, the cheaper options are now permanently out of stock.

I disagree with TFA on one thing:  that the government is powerless.  Yes, the Fed's manipulatory tools may not affect commodity prices, but the government still has the guns and legislative capacity to stop Big Food from starving us all while emptying our wallets ever-faster despite it.  Farmers and consumers starve in poverty while their profits soar.  It must stop, and they won't stop on their own until they realize they're facing an existential threat if they don't.
 
2022-08-11 9:23:00 AM  

jso2897: sinko swimo: in a nation of fat people what can you do

Eat fat people.


Too fatty.
 
2022-08-11 9:49:11 AM  
We're being squeezed for the necessities while CEOs and their round table of executives continue to get their extraordinary salaries, bonuses, and stock options, unabated.

Sure, why not use the cover of inflation as a way to implement the higher prices and smaller product.

I mean, it's already working in rental property realty and gas pricing.
 
2022-08-11 9:53:26 AM  

TheOtherGuy: sinko swimo: in a nation of fat people what can you do

I know you're just following Subby's suggestive lead, but this is, unfortunately, an ignorant take.

Americans aren't statistically obese primarily because of portion sizes or snacking, though those contribute.  They're obese primarily because the "race to the bottom" in the grocery market has been going on a lot longer than people realize.

Starch is incredibly cheap to produce, and sweeteners are not far behind.  Combine the two, and you get a dizzying variety of products that are mostly or entirely cheap, starchy filler, but taste great.  Add in the convenience of pre-preparing them, and you have the "perfect" food for your energy-starved, overworked, too-busy-to-cook workforce.

Simply reducing portions is not good and will not result in healthy weight loss.  Americans, despite all appearances, are already undernourished, or at least malnourished, because all we can afford is cheap starch, or things adulterated with cheap, starchy filler.

Proper protein & fiber haven't been affordable for many American households, in terms of price and time, for a very long time.  What we're seeing now is even the cheap starches are starting to get unaffordable.  At the very least, the cheaper options are now permanently out of stock.

I disagree with TFA on one thing:  that the government is powerless.  Yes, the Fed's manipulatory tools may not affect commodity prices, but the government still has the guns and legislative capacity to stop Big Food from starving us all while emptying our wallets ever-faster despite it.  Farmers and consumers starve in poverty while their profits soar.  It must stop, and they won't stop on their own until they realize they're facing an existential threat if they don't.


OMG so much this.

I just want to add that the weird chemicals in processed food are not water soluble. This means your body can't eliminate them easily and they get stored in fat. The chemicals make you gain weight.

But yeah, everything you said.
 
2022-08-11 10:35:14 AM  
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2022-08-11 11:23:46 AM  
Many Americans eat and drink crap. In stores I constantly see people buying mass quantities of soft drinks, for example. A lot of the extra calories we consume are in liquid form.

Americans aren't gonna get slimmer anytime soon because telling people to stop eating so much crap gets you pushback from their enablers who tell you that the govt has no business telling people how to eat. Yes, it's just as stupid as it sounds, given recent events.

As for prices, yes, they've gone up. A gallon of milk (one of my liquids of choice) used to be around $4. Now it's $5 and change. *shrug* The cost of shipping has gone up enormously, according to various sources. I assume that's some of the reason. At various restaurants I go to, stuff I've been buying for the past couple of years has also gone up a couple bucks. It's not breaking me financially, but yeah, I've noticed. I'm not gonna gripe about it, because what's the point, but I am trying to bring lunch from home a couple times a week, rather than buying it every day, like I have been for the past 2 and a half years.
 
2022-08-11 11:37:33 AM  

Unda: 50 years of unchecked mergers in grocery distribution and food production industries, is anyone surprised?


Well stand by, Brandon's "Inflation Reduction Act" includes a major tax increase on large corporations. There is basically nothing in a grocery store that doesn't come from a "major corporation" and to them taxes are a cost of doing business that will be passed down to the consumer with a markup for expenses at every step in the distribution chain. But think how good it will be for the climate if a couple of Billion people starve to death.
 
2022-08-11 11:55:54 AM  

ex-nuke: Unda: 50 years of unchecked mergers in grocery distribution and food production industries, is anyone surprised?

Well stand by, Brandon's "Inflation Reduction Act" includes a major tax increase on large corporations. There is basically nothing in a grocery store that doesn't come from a "major corporation" and to them taxes are a cost of doing business that will be passed down to the consumer with a markup for expenses at every step in the distribution chain. But think how good it will be for the climate if a couple of Billion people starve to death.


Corporations will have to pay 15% in taxes.

That's half of what I pay in taxes.

It's only a major tax increase if you admit that corporations have been paying zero taxes.

Corporations have clearly proven in the last few months they DGAF about prices affecting the unwashed masses, and will increase prices just because they can, because the CEO wants to break a record in profits, and because fark you.

Billions of people will not starve to death because of Biden. We don't even have a billion people living in the US. Whoever told you that was exaggerating in order to make you believe something that is not true.
 
2022-08-11 12:52:31 PM  

Smelly Pirate Hooker: Americans aren't gonna get slimmer anytime soon because telling people to stop eating so much crap gets you pushback from their enablers who tell you that the govt has no business telling people how to eat. Yes, it's just as stupid as it sounds, given recent events.


It doesn't even take enablers.  All it takes is the myth of "healthy food is more expensive than processed garbage" that's perpetuated everywhere (including by a lot of posters right here on Fark), and then that gets twisted into "ZOMG!  I'm fat through no fault of my own!  I didn't have a chance!"  And then food deserts are usually blamed, even though those impact about 10% of Americans, whereas 70% of American adults range anywhere from overweight to morbidly obese.

Funny thing about it is that the Food tab is the place to find the real reason.  Over there you see people drooling over the most vile, unhealthy, mass-produced garbage we're capable of creating.  And then you see them on other tabs, blaming the food industry for our health/obesity woes.
 
2022-08-11 2:13:10 PM  

TheOtherGuy: sinko swimo: in a nation of fat people what can you do

I know you're just following Subby's suggestive lead, but this is, unfortunately, an ignorant take.

Americans aren't statistically obese primarily because of portion sizes or snacking, though those contribute.  They're obese primarily because the "race to the bottom" in the grocery market has been going on a lot longer than people realize.

Starch is incredibly cheap to produce, and sweeteners are not far behind.  Combine the two, and you get a dizzying variety of products that are mostly or entirely cheap, starchy filler, but taste great.  Add in the convenience of pre-preparing them, and you have the "perfect" food for your energy-starved, overworked, too-busy-to-cook workforce.

Simply reducing portions is not good and will not result in healthy weight loss.  Americans, despite all appearances, are already undernourished, or at least malnourished, because all we can afford is cheap starch, or things adulterated with cheap, starchy filler.

Proper protein & fiber haven't been affordable for many American households, in terms of price and time, for a very long time.  What we're seeing now is even the cheap starches are starting to get unaffordable.  At the very least, the cheaper options are now permanently out of stock.

I disagree with TFA on one thing:  that the government is powerless.  Yes, the Fed's manipulatory tools may not affect commodity prices, but the government still has the guns and legislative capacity to stop Big Food from starving us all while emptying our wallets ever-faster despite it.  Farmers and consumers starve in poverty while their profits soar.  It must stop, and they won't stop on their own until they realize they're facing an existential threat if they don't.


Pretty much everything you said is inaccurate. Most of what you find on social media about diet and nutrition is just made up. Please don't spread this kind of misinformation.
 
2022-08-11 3:16:56 PM  
As an analyst, numbers are kinda my thing.  After seeing this debate rage on Fark (and other places) for years, I decided to save my grocery shopping receipts for a couple of months to see how much it actually takes to feed myself a healthy diet in this age of rampant inflation.  I prepared my usual meals for two weeks, and priced out my meals accordingly.

Breakfast and lunch were pretty much always the same.  Breakfasts were oatmeal and a boiled egg, lunches were toast with hummus and some combination of fruit (whatever was cheapest that week), yogurt, and cheese.  Dinners were prepared by me, for me, my wife, and my daughter, with the cost of my portion allocated to my food budget.  It was the only wild card, since I rarely repeat my dinners in any given two week period.  And after two weeks, it ended up costing me an average of $8/day to feed myself (which included the odd between-meal snack).

For only $3 more than the cost of a single $5 fast food value meal that's advertised all day every day, I ate a healthy meal three times a day, every day, and maintained my healthy body weight (healthy according to my doctor, that is).

And the crazy thing is?  If I were forced to live on a budget, as I did for most of my life until the last decade or so, I could easily reduce that $8/day.  I'd buy store-brand rolled oats instead of premium steel cut oats.  I'd buy store brand cheese instead of a better brand.  Lots of ways to trim the fat, so to speak.

I know I'm not going to convince anyone either.  The one side of the debate, the side that eats like I do, already knows this.  They need no convincing.  The other side of the debate, which is absolutely convinced that we're helpless victims of a food system designed to keep us fat and unhealthy, are as likely to be convinced by this post as a covidiot is likely to be convinced that ivermectin doesn't work.

Fortunately for me, I don't care.  Eat what you want.  Make up whatever excuses you want.
 
2022-08-11 8:41:30 PM  

Gyrfalcon: grumpfuff: Skyrocketing so hard when I went grocery shopping the other day, prices were pretty much the same as they've been for a year or two.

Meh, not really.

I buy the same things every week, so I notice when prices fluctuate, and I've watched them go up steadily from $60-70 last year to $75-80 this year...but things spiked hard this past week. My bill jumped up above $100 and I'm not sure why. It's a little shocking when I spend that much and it's all food (no cleaning supplies or pharmaceuticals).


Fark_Guy_Rob: grumpfuff: Skyrocketing so hard when I went grocery shopping the other day, prices were pretty much the same as they've been for a year or two.

I don't know where you shop, but I strongly suspect you just haven't been paying attention.

I pay a lot of bills without really looking, autopay and all that...but groceries are  universally accepted as having dramatically increased. And has been continuing to do so for a long time.

I order online so I can effortlessly compare how much I spend now vs in the past. I don't eat more now, it just costs me more.


Prices of some things I get have gone up. Skyrocketing? Useless media hyberbole.
 
2022-08-11 9:44:26 PM  

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Anyone who is fired in a retail job to only move to a non retail job

Your done them a favor.
 
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