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Beef and Poultry Prices Expected to Increase: Will Rising Food Prices Change Your Eating Habits?

mrosen814 2012/08/01 20:35:26
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The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has predicted substantial price increases for numerous food items in 2013, if not sooner, due to the devastating impact of the current drought on farms across the country. More specifically, prices are expected to increase dramatically for meat and poultry, due to "reduced inventory and higher feed expenses."

Will you be turning to cheaper options, like fast food? Or, will you focus on a plan-based diet? Or, are you staying the course when it comes to your eating habits, regardless of price boom?

BLOG.SEATTLEPI.COM reports:
Will Rising Food Prices Change America’s Eating Habits?
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  • malikasecrets 2012/08/02 00:56:23
    Yes
    malikasecrets
    +1
    Just a little. We don't eat much meat anyway.
    since the price of beef if going up and Iowa's corn crops seem to be failing, i suspect other food prices will also rise. so we will just eat the highest quality overall and feel more satisfied than eating lower nutritional value food.
    By the way, i know a guy who buys cattle. He quit one beef company because they told him to hurry up and buy cows with cancer. They had to get school beef orders filled
  • Angelatxpatriot 2012/08/02 00:40:21
    Yes
    Angelatxpatriot
    +2
    Unfortunately, we're tightly budgeted to begin with, so rising prices of anything changes things for us. I wish we were of the fortunate that could continue the same lifestyle in spite of the rising cost of living. One thing to consider though, as long as people are willing to pay high prices, the prices won't go down...why should they?
  • Ahrtal 2012/08/02 00:39:19
    Yes
    Ahrtal
    Not "will", "have". Today was the first time in over two years that I had whole beef (a birthday steak). Pork went next; guess chicken is next. I guess I may have to put aiming lasers on car to harvest roam kill (It's what's for dinner!)
  • Angelic Kitty 2012/08/02 00:38:21
    No
    Angelic Kitty
    +2
    I already don't eat meat, so no problem for me. =)
  • FordCrews 2012/08/02 00:29:19
    Yes
    FordCrews
    +1
    Yes eventually, this administration is determined to make sure there is not middle class left, the liberals and their damn dreams of universal slavery make me ill.
  • Odinsown 2012/08/02 00:28:11
    Yes
    Odinsown
    +2
    It already has... I eat less fresh foods and have to go for the cheaper less healthy processed stuff. I need a yard so can have a garden.
  • Angryface01 2012/08/02 00:15:27
    No
    Angryface01
    +1
    Because of health concerns (diabetic with Celiacs) I already had to make huge changes to my diet which, although it includes poultry, is more about fish. In addition, my new food regime is about controlling portions -- so my food bill has steadily gotten smaller despite the increases in food costs. I'm certain that will end soon -- eventually the rise in costs will have overcome the reduction in consumption. Overall, we, as Americans, tend to eat larger quantities of food even though we actually need less calories than our contemporaries around the world.
  • La Angryfa... 2012/08/02 01:12:14
    La
    Do you find fish is expensive? I bought fish the other day and was surprised at the price.
  • Angryfa... La 2012/08/03 16:11:33
    Angryface01
    +1
    Not more expensive than the other meats. I buy the frozen stuff because it's gutted, cleaned and cut right there on the ship. Sort of smart when you think about it because they can use the junk they'd throw away as bait...
  • DarkChild 2012/08/02 00:12:37
    Yes
    DarkChild
    Yes
  • Semper Fi 2012/08/01 23:51:29 (edited)
    No
    Semper Fi
    +1
    Nah! Plenty of pork and fish out there besides...

    chicken with sign eat more pork
  • Andrea 2012/08/01 23:51:03
    No
    Andrea
    +1
    I will still eat meat.
  • rand 2012/08/01 23:48:05
    No
    rand
    +1
    I"m almost a vegetarian as it is and can afford to eat however I please.
  • Apache 2012/08/01 23:46:55
  • EmoKiss:3 2012/08/01 23:36:27
    No
    EmoKiss:3
  • terrabytes 2012/08/01 23:30:01
    No
    terrabytes
    +1
    not too much, I can't afford beef now and I don't care for chicken.
  • Squatch 2012/08/01 23:07:23
    Yes
    Squatch
    +2
    Way to look out for the middle class Obama! I think a lot of people fail to realize that if the economy sucks - like it does now - inflation i just another means of measuring how bad things are getting. If things get worse I will soon be spending 15% my income of food.
  • Anonymouse ~superdoge~ 2012/08/01 23:06:43
    No
    Anonymouse ~superdoge~
    +1
    Meat is expensive over here as it is, we might have a few vegetarian meals, but I don't think it would affect us that much, we're used to it...
  • Madi 2012/08/01 22:44:09
    No
    Madi
    +1
    I've already been a vegetarian for three years :)
  • firebird 2012/08/01 22:29:05
    Yes
    firebird
    +1
    YES it has already. I am buying cheaper cuts of meat , meat cut in bulk to save by the pound, buying large quantities of ground meat and repackaging, buying nothing in way of veggies except what is ON SALE that day and buying more store brands. In my house we now eat less "big " meals and have opted for more sandwich type foods with way less chips and junk food. We now eat more cereals , rices and breads , soups and crackers of all types . I hate to admit it but we are both feeling better and doing more.. One big plus is we have cut way down on the colas and canned drinks. Now its more tea, canned frozen juices and WATER......
  • La firebird 2012/08/02 01:13:34
    La
    Sounds like it's a good change for you, except you could probably go for more veggies ;)
  • john Kills 2012/08/01 22:27:33
    No
    john Kills
    I'll just kill more wild game.
  • DizziNY john Kills 2012/08/02 11:01:14
    DizziNY
    Gross. Why don't you pick on a being that can defend itself you bully.
  • john Kills DizziNY 2012/08/02 13:14:44
    john Kills
    Are you a vegetarian
  • Jada_Ringo 2012/08/01 22:22:55
    No
    Jada_Ringo
    +1
    Blaming Obama? Really?

    Because Obama's presidency affects the weather. Of course.
  • firebird Jada_Ringo 2012/08/01 22:32:13
    firebird
    +1
    Really now........ when you are the Captain of the ship YOU ARE THE BLAME....... regardless of what happens. Got to admit his past record up to date is not so good and his credentials absolutely SUCK.
  • Jada_Ringo firebird 2012/08/01 22:35:03
    Jada_Ringo
    +1
    What part of HE CANT CONTROL THE WEATHER, don't you understand? There was no way he could fix this problem, it wasn't even his problem to fix. It was all Mother Nature. He couldn't prevent it from happening, there was no plan. You can't blame this on him. That's just immature.
  • DizziNY Jada_Ringo 2012/08/02 11:00:18
    DizziNY
    Have you ever heard of HAARP? (High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program).
    The High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program is an ionospheric research program jointly funded by the U.S. Air Force, the U.S. Navy, the University of Alaska, and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  • Jada_Ringo DizziNY 2012/08/02 16:35:55
    Jada_Ringo
    So researching is still going to stop the drought? No matter how much preperation the Farmers had, they were going to suffer.
  • Mr. Won... firebird 2012/08/02 19:02:38
    Mr. Wonderful
    So if there's a drought or hurricane or a flood you blame Obama?

    Damn, you right wing idiots are well, idiots.
  • Josh 2012/08/01 22:20:28
    Yes
    Josh
    +2
    i dont think it will change how much people eat but i think it will change the quality of the food example people could still eat sausages but instead of getting top of the range butchers sausages they might get the frozen sausages that are cheap so you save money and still get the food you want
  • Trust Noone 2012/08/01 22:16:00
    Yes
    Trust Noone
    +1
    If Obama gets re-elected we will be going through garbage for our next meal.
  • jere.chievres 2012/08/01 22:11:03
    No
    jere.chievres
    +1
    No need I can afford what I want.
  • Junior 2012/08/01 22:04:47
    No
    Junior
    I should say not.
  • manendu 2012/08/01 21:59:45
    No
    manendu
    +1
    If it is only for rising price, then I don't care. But, I'll definitely stop having junk foods which were cheaper a year ago. It's good for both my pocket & health....
  • La manendu 2012/08/02 01:14:20
    La
    +1
    Good on you :)
  • manendu La 2012/08/02 11:58:16
    manendu
    :)
  • LesWaggoner BN 1 2012/08/01 21:57:28
    No
    LesWaggoner BN 1
    +2
    Think of all of the food products that provided to us through crops like corn and soybeans. From animal feed for cows, hogs and chickens to cooking oil.
    My diet has changed a lot since moving to Costa Rica in 2007. We eat beef very seldom but our consumption of pork and chicken runs to about 66 pounds per month for a household of 12.
    Rice (66 pounds) and beans (40 pounds) comprise, by far, the greatest portion of grains that we consume and prices have risen by about 10% over a year ago.
    For the past four years Costa Rica has been importing between 500 and 600 metric tons of corn from the U.S. primarily for animal feed. Soybean imports have been running in the range of 40 to 45 metric tons per year since 2007.
    With up to 75% of these crops below average you can see that the drought in the U.S. is going to affect nearly all countries around the globe.
  • Katherine 2012/08/01 21:53:50
    No
    Katherine
    I've been expecting this for a while now. I don't eat meat anyway, but I've been trying to grow a little garden in my backyard. Nothing great, but if there's no food to buy or I can afford, there'll be a few things to nibble on until it passes. Know what I mean?
  • lonewolf 2012/08/01 21:48:21
    No
    lonewolf
    +1
    no i don't eat beef or chicken. don't like either i'm a pork and fish eater

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