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isn't food too expensive what are they trying to do starve the world

Last reply: 17th Dec 2011 / 9 replies / Post by shorty

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Tashi

Posted by: Tashi
Posted: 2nd Jul 2011

Tashi says: Well I agree that food is getting expensive and theres not much we can do about what political decissions the governmaent decides to make. We can only try and voice our personal personal opinions but how do we know that the government is even listening to what is really going on? Its sad but true that we could carry out petitions but does anyone really have an equal say at the end of the day when it comes to politics and their final say to where our money is going to at the end of the day? Reply

Kris

Posted by: Kris
Posted: 15th Jul 2011

Kris says: My living conditions are that of a young couple living together. We both work in full time jobs, have a reasonable double income, and yet it shocks us how we struggle week to week to fit rent, housing expenses, vehicle expenses, incidentals, groceries and savings into our budgets.
We have tried to find ways to decrease our grocery bills, such as buying local seasonal produce, buying meat in bulk and buying other grocery items in bulk when on special but its still tough. Your comment of 'what are they trying to do starve the world' seems to be one the money. I have great concern for Australia's agricultural industry, and particularly the impact of our double monopoly of supermarkets. If a household like ours, is finding it tough to get by due to the cost of living in Australia how are we meant to contribute to those doing it tougher. We have no room in budget to donate to the poor, sponsor a child or any such programs. Sometimes i think the government needs to consider the basics again to help the masses in the long run. Reply

Kaz

Posted by: Kaz
Posted: 19th Sep 2011

Kris says: My living conditions are that of a young couple living together. We both work in full time jobs, have a reasonable double income, and yet it shocks us how we struggle week to week to fit rent,...

Kaz says: We are are couple on centrelink pensions, a fourteen year old and a mortgage. I still pay all the bills ok , run a car and none of us are starving. Occassionly I donate to charity. Its tough but you can survive. I am just on , a strict budget. Yes I havent eaten bananas or lamb chops for awhile. Yes you can cope. Reply

Kris

Posted by: Kris
Posted: 19th Sep 2011

Kaz says: We are are couple on centrelink pensions, a fourteen year old and a mortgage. I still pay all the bills ok , run a car and none of us are starving. Occassionly I donate to charity. Its tough but...

Kris says: Kaz,
I guess that puts things in perspective a bit, as much as we have a budget with no room to move (particularly due to paying for tertiary education) we have large expenses in the grocery department on one hand due to living in a very expensive city, but also because we try and buy Australian made and owned where possible. When it comes to fresh fruit and veges (buy using fruit and veg mystery box principle that many businesses are now using) and meat this means we get things a lot cheaper, but when it comes to staples we struggle to support Australian business, tending to buy the home brands (taste the same! - but not always Australian products).
I try to donate clothes and household products wherever I can.

The one tip to all to beat the expensive meat prices is if you can get a deep freeze (check the classifieds) and (save up as we do) buy the meat from the farmer, or a butcher who does whole (butchered) beasts, if its too much meat for you, get some friends in too, and share a beast. We were amazed at the pork we recently bought direct from a farmer turning out to be $3.50 a kilo, and the farmer got more in the hand then if he was to sell the pigs to the supermarkets etc. Reply

lizard

Posted by: lizard
Posted: 3rd Aug 2011

lizard says: i agree we are all going to starve if they keep doing these price rises , what are they thinking Reply

randmmmm

Posted by: randmmmm
Posted: 16th Aug 2011

randmmmm says: I too, believe that food prices are getting ridiculous. A lot of places try to advertise healthy eating, but it seems that junk/fatty food is cheaper than healthy food. And people wonder why the world is becoming obese. Even bread and milk (the basics in most houses) are three times the price of what they were 10 years ago. The only way you seem to be able to get cheap milk is if your a farmer and milk cows (or goats) yourself and take it straight from the vat. The same applies to meat, reared yourself then put into the freezer seems to be the only way of gaining affordable meat. Vegetables grown in your own veg patch etc. But this can't always be guaranteed. Not everyone is a farmer or have land to graze beefys on, not everyone is able to grow vegs etc. The prices need to be made more realistic, especially for people with growing families. Reply

Kaz

Posted by: Kaz
Posted: 19th Sep 2011

randmmmm says: I too, believe that food prices are getting ridiculous. A lot of places try to advertise healthy eating, but it seems that junk/fatty food is cheaper than healthy food. And people wonder why the...

Kaz says: Milk and bread if you stick to generic brands is very cheap. Approximately 1.10 for bread, 2.00 for milk. . Even a small property can have a vegie patch or a couple of fruit trees. Once the fruit is ripe , you can freeze or put it in jars.The same goes for vegies. Prices cant be dropped to much,farmers also have growing families, they have to live as well. Reply

niki

Posted by: niki
Posted: 1st Sep 2011

niki says: The basic Industry of New Zealand is food Industry.So,food is not too much expensive here.But it is costly for the international students because there income is very low. Reply

jasken

Posted by: jasken
Posted: 17th Dec 2011

jasken says: it comes down to economics versus human needs , companies that look to expand other countries should be looking at the needs of the people but instead are looking at profit and market share , not all but some need to look at the futre of their companies in a different way , more holistically and see people as the way forward . with people brings profit Reply

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