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The Food Keeps Getting Smaller, and The Prices Keep Getting Bigger!

Updated on June 24, 2015

From Big to Small!

Picture just one of these small treasures of food being your main and complete meal?  This could be the food portions of the future?  Hopefully as delightful as these and as tasty as these look?
Picture just one of these small treasures of food being your main and complete meal? This could be the food portions of the future? Hopefully as delightful as these and as tasty as these look? | Source

How Small of a Portion Can a Person Get?

Now I think that is the smallest ice-cream cone I have ever seen?
Now I think that is the smallest ice-cream cone I have ever seen? | Source

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 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 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 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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    • Vladimir Uhri profile image

      Vladimir Uhri 

      6 years ago from HubPages, FB

      I wrote the Hub with the same title, but you did better job. Thanks.

    • heart4theword profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from hub

      Frogyfish and dragonflytreasure, appreciate hearing your viewpoints. It is scary that anyone would want to do anything, to hinder self preservation. We are taught and teach our own children how to take care and fin for themselves. Keep on living and writing, the both of you:)

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      6 years ago from Central United States of America

      You have detailed an ongoing 'smallering' that I believe is vast in its application. Local grocers will hike a price up and down for a while, then when it stays 'down', you realize the package is actually smaller.

      On the probability of 'food pills' that is a fearful possibility and maybe not too far down the road for us. The video stated more 'get busy now' facts...and I think each of us should gather seeds for food and keep them safely stored for future use. Monsanto Corp is already restricting farmers doing that and it has been stated that Monsanto and others are attempting to prevent the 'hoarding' of food seeds by the American public. Your hub is a wake up call for preparedness...and fresh food!

      Thank you for presenting informative research facts here.

    • DragonflyTreasure profile image


      6 years ago from on the breeze.........

      You hit the nail on the head! And the healthier the food the more it costs. So hard to feed a family on a budget, which most of us are on, when you need to purchase 2 or 3 packages to feed the same number of people that 1 package used to feed.Very upsetting indeed.

    • heart4theword profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from hub

      Ed, Have known of people who have shared gardens in past worked well for both parties who did. Thanks for visiting:)

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      6 years ago

      Good stuff but i will say good by

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      ED Kassner 

      6 years ago

      You may try CO-OP gardening with neighbors and frends.Use self germinating seeds(most are not.In WW2 everybody in my home town had a VICT0RY garden. You could sell the excess to buy meat.Remember grandmaws egg money? good luck and GOD bless---ED

    • heart4theword profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from hub

      Nell Rose, You are so right, and that just certain words or ingredients will deem it organic...when it really is not? Appreciate your words:)

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      Nell Rose 

      6 years ago from England

      Hi, not only is our food portions getting smaller for the price, I get really angry when something is labeled organic! two reasons, one being that the price is sky high, and the other is that they have taken a food that was always organic, in other words naturally made and have now made it something 'special', so we have to pay more for it! Grrr! lol!

    • heart4theword profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from hub

      Hello, hello, I see you know what I mean! Appreciate you taking the time, to read and comment:)

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      Hello, hello, 

      6 years ago from London, UK

      great article and well written. I noticed that. I is not anymore 250gr but 227gr and the price increased substantially.

    • heart4theword profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from hub

      Vladimir Uhri, Yes, even the health care bill in the U.S. is about money and control. Crazy that if you choose not to pay for health care, a person is to be penalized a price more than the health care would cost in the first place. Khmohsin, from the looks of one appears the idea of food pills was started back in the 50's or 60's? Even with the economy like it is, there are still allot of people making allot of money. The economy slump has not affected them? Don't get me wrong, I do believe we all have to work, some are just smarter at it...than others:) I want to get smarter at it too, to be able help family and others, to help themselves. With the resources our countries have, there should not be any reason there would be a shortage of food? Vladmir...I agree with you, that these natural resources have been given to us as a gift. Like anything we mis-manage our gifts, they get taken away. May The God of The Heavens...Richly Bless You and Yours, In and Through These Times:)

    • Vladimir Uhri profile image

      Vladimir Uhri 

      6 years ago from HubPages, FB

      Hello. I am first. Thanks for your good article. Food shortage is part of socialism. I listen the gentleman from England. "Rich people enjoy food", he said... Well it implies that they should be hungry too?

      Instead gift given to us by God, the oil and gas we declined this gift and we have to make alcohol for car fuel. Then there is shortage of food.

      Materialism (socialism) is always after the money.

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      6 years ago

      Thank you for sharing information on common issue.This issue become very common for every nation.The main reason in slump in economy.So the prices and getting high and quantity and quality is getting low.

      Quality written hub.voted up!


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