Truthful Tuesday — Food Fright

Melanie, of Sparks from a Combustible Mind, is still filling in for Frank, aka PCGuy, who is taking a temporary hiatus from his Truthful Tuesday prompt. This week Melanie asks…

Have you personally felt the food ‘pinch’, whether due to cost or unavailability?

I have noticed that food prices are going up and the net weight of many products in boxes, cans, or jars has gone down, so we’re paying more and getting less.

Do you think there is a danger of us ‘running out of viable food’ due to lack of green space and non-polluted ground to grow things on?

Not in the near term, but maybe a few generations from now this will be an issue. Perhaps agricultural scientists can come up a way of growing crops in areas currently thought of as inhospitable or can otherwise restore currently polluted lands so crops can be grown on them again. And it might help if the politicians would put some limits on unbridled development of lands.

Have you changed your meal planning or schedule to include fewer meals or reduced portions?

No, not yet, anyway.

6 thoughts on “Truthful Tuesday — Food Fright

  1. Marleen June 14, 2022 / 12:12 pm

    I don’t think we will run out of food. For one thing, I remember seeing hydroponic growing of plant foods at the Epcot Center. What is more likely to become a challenge is water at an affordable price. I do think it’s important, if one buys property, to have some yard where at least some food could be grown if need be.

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  2. Melanie B Cee June 14, 2022 / 12:25 pm

    Very sensible point of view. This is why I enjoy your responses to the prompts so much! You provide a voice of reason when (most) all else is chaos. Thanks Fandango!!

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  3. JT Twissel June 14, 2022 / 1:00 pm

    I have noticed the smaller sizes, higher prices. Luckily we eat a lot of pasta and little meat. If wine gets too much more expensive, we could be in trouble!

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  4. Nope, Not Pam June 14, 2022 / 1:06 pm

    We’ve cut out a lot of meat, but we weren’t great fans of it anyway, preferring vegetarian

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  5. Carol anne June 16, 2022 / 10:10 pm

    So many foods are going up in price! But I noticed, in the USA, food is a lot more expensive than it is back home in Ireland. A honey dew melon for example, is 4.50 here in colorado, whereas back home I can get the same sized melon for 1 euro 50

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