What Food Inflation?

Tyler Durden's picture

Oh, this food inflation.

Incidentally, the last time food prices spiked by this much in one month, the resulting Arab Spring wave of revolutions tumbled governments across north Africa and the middle east.

Keep a close eye on those who are not exactly participating in the global central bank cartel's "wealth transfer effect" , and suddenly find they can't afford food again.

Source: BLS

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ATM's picture

Shit hits the fan when people are hungry.

svayambhu108's picture

Shit is scarce when people are hungry.

zaphod42's picture

Now you have a better reason than Spahn and Sain to pray for rain?


HelluvaEngineer's picture

Isn't there supposed to be an "Operation American Spring" in a few days?  Hmmmm...

whotookmyalias's picture

My wife finally noticed that a half gallon of orange juice is not a half gallon anymore.  Just one of many hidden price increases.

Boris Alatovkrap's picture

State is increase Chocolate ration from 5g per day to 20g per week. Much is happiness.

laomei's picture

But sometime chocolate is not only chocolate

Boris Alatovkrap's picture

Do not defecate near high velocity rotational air pressure gradient generator.

davidalan1's picture

a.k.a.  he wont be de-turd (sp)

gtb's picture

Thanks for the obscure reference...brings back great memories of my father.

zaphod42's picture

I'm from Milwaukee and I oughtta know...


FieldingMellish's picture

Defecake. The new name in snack foods. (repeated from an earlier story)

Dixie Rect's picture

Life is like a shit sandwich...The more bread you have, the less shit you have to eat.

detached.amusement's picture

lol.  you eat the same amount of shit, regardless of whether it is a smaller percentage of your total intake.

Cocomaan's picture

Or doesn't, as the case may be with starvation.

marchare's picture

Growing your own food is like printing your own money.

HobbyFarmer's picture

tax free investment!  costs some time and sweat equity....but the quality is the best.

Boris Alatovkrap's picture

Boris is recommend as not to store home growing food in same refrigeration unit as home enrich radioactive isotope.

New Ordnance's picture

Sorry for the double - fat finger.

Grande Tetons's picture

Yep. Seems to be the wake up pill for the sheep. 

What happened? Bahhhhh. 

intric8's picture

Could you spare me some of your mamas milk?

There arent as many noodles in my instant ramen as there was before. and i thought my eating predicament was bad enough as it is.

Sudden Debt's picture


people go to McDonalds when they're hungry...

and than their shit hits the fan.


w1LE.e's picture

Your body is torn through

whithered in every place

j0nx's picture

Yeah but all these price increases are from sick animals and climate change don't you know. I'm sure that massive dollar devaluation has NOTHINGGGG to do with this at all...

El Vaquero's picture

It's going to be a triple whammy here.  Much of that QE money hasn't leaked out yet, you have drought that has been and will be affecting food supplies, and expensive oil means expensive food.  We're so fucked.

diogeneslaertius's picture

BLS = cookbook of the month club

CaptainSpaulding's picture

Boars head turkey. On sale for $5.99. Its all good

Bosch's picture

I won't eat anything else, but god damn $10/pound of turkey? My memory might be off but that has to have doubled from like $4.99/pound in the last 5 years. 

CaptainSpaulding's picture

Boars head products are a bit pricy, But they are good. The oven gold turkey is outstanding

dontgoforit's picture

Gotta' buy the sales.  We paid $0.69/lb for whole turkeys last time we bought - got 3 and froze 2; just finished off the last one last week.  Push comes to shove, we've got game all around and our sights are zeroed.

j0nx's picture

Yeah well that game will last about a week when SHTF. If you're lucky. I suggest reading one second after for a look at how long wild game will last and this is in a rural NC area. What wild game there is will last about 30 minutes in a suburban area when SHTF. Even squirrels will disappear overnight.

InflammatoryResponse's picture



yes if that book doesn't pucker you up nothing will.




that is.


dontgoforit's picture

Haven't read it, but I've heard about it.  After the rabbits are gone, there's always slugs and grasshoppers.

FightingtheFed's picture

Inflation - Wall Streets most insidious tax!

We have to raise the minimum wage in order to help the folks says the connected...  (As long as we can preserve our margins..)

Never do they say we have to look under the hood of this diabolical, peverse, and unconstitutional institution otherwise known as the Federal Reserve...

Dr. Engali's picture

What inflation? I'm paying the same price for my 12oz bag of coffee that I paid for my 16oz bag last year. There is no inflation. More propaganda trying to make our benevolent loving government look bad. You do know everything they do is for the children don't you?

zaphod42's picture

"You do know everything they do is for the children don't you?"

It's part of the, "No child left, behind" program.


dontgoforit's picture

Too true, Doc.  Those 16 oz cans are coming up 15 oz more and more - what's that, 6.25%?  Downsizing. 

Grande Tetons's picture

Even if these bullshit numbers come in at a realized annual rate of 20 plus percent....people gottah start waking the fuck up....no? 

fonzannoon's picture

wkate th fuck up? Maybe. But what are they going to do about it?

Grande Tetons's picture

...apparently stumble into a ditch and take a dirt nap. 

fonzannoon's picture

I am talking to our old friend from this site right now. He is considering shorting commodities here.

Without wage inflation we just keep smashing our heads into the same wall. The amazing thing to me is if the stock market manages to grind higher with the consumer eating itself alive and the fed withdrawing liquidity. I mean the earnings have exposed a lot of the rot, and no one gives a shit. Amazing.

Grande Tetons's picture

Interesting take on that short. The guy is fucking bright..I will have to give that the thought it desrves. Pass on my regards to him. 

fonzannoon's picture

will do. I don't know where this goes but Iam pretty sure it is just a matter of minutes until we see a thread on here comparing gold/food prices in 2011 to gold/food prices today. I just think things are so bad now that the commodity inflation can't sustain itself without wages going up. So I tend to agree with him. Although the drought stuff may throw a curve ball to it all.

Dr. Engali's picture

There may not be wage inflation, but there is plenty of people inflation, and they all want what we have.... You know stuff like food and energy. Scarcity is a bitch.