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    Re: Food prices soar as incomes stand still

    Quote Originally Posted by opendebate View Post
    My daughter is actually studying nutrition as SFSU. She volunteers in low income communities to education them about more nutritional low cost alternatives. It's not as easy as you think.
    As a volunteer, I have given classes on nutrition to low income groups and seniors also. No, it's not easy. But at least it gives them the chance to make better choices.
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    Re: Food prices soar as incomes stand still

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    The reasonable alternative is stop allowing less than 1% of the country to monopolize the vast majority of the wealth.
    You're one of those who doesn't quite understand the concept of wealth creation, right?

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    Re: Food prices soar as incomes stand still

    Quote Originally Posted by opendebate View Post
    My daughter is actually studying nutrition as SFSU. She volunteers in low income communities to education them about more nutritional lowN cost alternatives. It's not as easy as you think.
    And your daughter is quite right. Fresh fruit and vegetables just don't sell in poor neighborhoods and soon go bad. It's just filler food with little thought given to the consequences. YaleNews | Healthy Foods Scarce in Poor Neighborhoods, Yale Researchers Find

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    Re: Food prices soar as incomes stand still

    The viable long term solution to lowering food costs is for communities to focus on locally grown food. Locally produced food builds local economies instead of being handed over to corporations in another cities, states, or Countries. Since the food moves through fewer hands, more of the money you spend tends to get to the people growing it. Not to mention locally produced has a much less environmental impact.
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    Re: Food prices soar as incomes stand still

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    increase wages?
    Pinko.
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    Re: Food prices soar as incomes stand still

    Quote Originally Posted by GottaGo View Post
    As a volunteer, I have given classes on nutrition to low income groups and seniors also. No, it's not easy. But at least it gives them the chance to make better choices.
    When I was researching retirement homes for my mother some years ago a volunteer told me that she and others in the community deliver food to low income seniors in the area. She said that there were instances of them eating cat food because it was all they could afford. How ****ing tragic is that? Point being, there are alternatives but it is tough to know what those are without the education you have and my daughter has and affordability is a huge factor. You just can't deny that given the number of people out there who struggle with this issue every day. They aren't all lazy idiots.
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    Re: Food prices soar as incomes stand still

    Quote Originally Posted by GottaGo View Post
    So being unable to afford food is a reasonable alternative?
    Helping people buy food is easier than helping them grow new lungs.
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    Re: Food prices soar as incomes stand still

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Helping people buy food is easier than helping them grow new lungs.
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    Re: Food prices soar as incomes stand still

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Sounds delicious. Let me get my barbecue pit.
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    Re: Food prices soar as incomes stand still

    Quote Originally Posted by GottaGo View Post
    But still exist. Food pantries have not been slashed, actually more and more food pantries seem to be opening up around here because of the reduction in benefits.
    And everyone knows that food magically appears on the shelves of food banks whenever the demand for them increases because the right wingers cut foods stamps

    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/22/us...amps.html?_r=0
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    the vast majority of folks that need healthcare are on Medicare.. both rich and poor..

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