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The Food Keeps Getting Smaller, and The Prices Keep Getting Bigger!
From Big to Small!
How Small of a Portion Can a Person Get?
Has Anyone Noticed?
Is it just me, or has anyone else noticed how the food keeps getting smaller? I think the first real change (that stood out to me), of dwarfing our food was....ice cream! The price of good quality ice cream was already up there, yet many of us would pay a little more for better ice cream:) I guess they reeled us in, because once we got used to paying higher prices, they squandered on the amount of our ice cream treats. This might not be so bad for a couple, but a family...one container of ice cream doesn't go very far. The treat is now one scoop per person not two.
I have said before...pretty soon, our food is going to be so compacted, it will be in the form of pills. We will be rationed food pills, for our nutritional needs. No mess of dishes, loss of pleasure for those who enjoy making a home cooked meal for their families. Maybe this seems a little out there? Everywhere you look in the store, the packaged items are smaller, or what is in the packages has a smaller amount in them.
Prices of produce in sky rocketing as well. Not many people in America plant their own food. Most Americans depend on the stores and their government to supply their daily survival needs. The Scientist's keep experimenting with our natural food, duplicating what they can in hot boxes...growing the plants from water, not soil. (I wonder what the difference of nutrients are in a hydro-grown tomato, verses a organically grown tomato from soil?)
Scientists believe they have the answer to our future shortage of food? Experimenting in their laboratories, they will find the substitutes of food. It won't be natural, yet it may suffice? Although during the search for the fake food...that looks and tastes as close as it can, to real food...(they are making some money, to keep real food on their tables?)
If you think about how much our society has social ties with food. Holidays, family get-together's, office parties, cruises, weddings, anniversaries, and birthdays. Most of us enjoy the our heightened senses when it comes to food. The smell of home cooking, when we walk in the door. Seeing your loved ones taking the time and care to prepare your meal or baked goods...gives you an anticipation just picturing the taste once it lands in your mouth. Savoring every bite, seeing the well made entree's, placed in fancy dishes...ready to add to your plate what awaits you:)
According to some of these videos, it seems that we need to really enjoy our food to it's fullest, being that there may not be as much of it around. If there is plenty of food, not everyone will be able to afford it?
I think we need to get back to the basics. As in the days of our grandparents, where they made all of their food from scratch. If we can take the time to prepare more home-made food, we would be healthier and maybe have more food to make it till the end of the week or month? I know how busy people are, it makes it more difficult to cook. Yet if you can, make some bigger meals, so that you can put some left-overs in the freezer, it wouldn't be a bad idea.
Really don't want to be the doom and gloom, of what others are saying about the future of our food...yet it is interesting and even scary what people are doing to our food. Experimenting? Why not take the same dollars that our funded on these experiments, and put the money into helping people start farms and green houses, in their local communities? If everyone put's in some time and money into growing their own natural food...wouldn't it be better nutrition and lengthen our chance of having a future food supply? Than supporting laboratory paste?
Not sure about you, but just thinking about what kind of bacteria grows in petri dishes? Their could be some new bacteria/diseases formed in these labs? Most Americans, do not want to be the rats that try out these lab made foods!
Even today, you could take a step into your local grocery store, and you will find another food that is packaged in yet, another smaller box or package. Price will be the same or more? So plan your list prior to shopping, and see what meals you can make that will stretch your food supply.
What does the future food supply, look like?
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