Demand for corn, fewer farmers, fuel prices, commodity speculators, and using corn for ethanol contribute to rising food prices at supermarkets
By Tim Parker
Investopedia; San Francisco Chronicle 2011-01-26
By Mike Hughlett
Chicago Tribune 2009-12-11
By Jess Halliday
nutraingredients.com/Decision News Media 2009-12-09
Average American family of four spends about $5,000 a year on food prepared at home; 20 percent savings could yield $1,000. A few tips: Don't pay for water - whether in plumped, or 'enhanced' chicken and turkey, or in iced tea, orange juice or even household cleaners you can make yourself. Remember, the more plastic and wrapping, the higher the bill.
By Greg Karp
The Morning Call/Chicago Tribune 2009-07-05
Basing family diet on low-calorie, high-nutrient foods improves health of family, cuts amount spent on food. Lobster alternatives include potatoes, eggs, beans, low-fat or nonfat yogurt, milk, carrots, kale or collards, onions, bananas, apples, peanut butter (major brands have not been recalled - click 'See also'), almonds, lean meats, tomatoes, broccoli, fish, frozen produce. Slow cooker makes process easier.
By Jane E. Brody
The New York Times 2009-03-03
Awareness of food prices, waste, may be silver lining of economic crisis. Americans throw out $100 billion of food annually. Food in landfills produces methane gas, more harmful to atmosphere than CO2. To cut waste: Plan meals, serve reasonable portions, compost, get whole family involved. And: Composting quick-start - indoors or out (click 'See also').
By Addie Broyles
The Miami Herald; The Austin American-Statesman 2009-01-22
Eating well, yet cheaply, means shopping perimeter of store and skipping the packaged items (click 'See also'). Nutritious, delicious items for less than $1 a serving: oats, eggs, kale, potatoes, apples, nuts, bananas, chickpeas, broccoli, watermelon, wild rice, beets, butternut squash, whole grain pasta, sardines, spinach, tofu, milk, pumpkin seeds, coffee.
By Tara Parker-Pope
The New York Times 2008-12-29
Embracing 99-cent philosophy requires innovation, acceptance of unknown brands and the ability to ignore misshapen or discolored boxes. The payoff? High-style meals and low, low grocery bills, says cookbook author, who adapted many recipes from culinary classics including 'Joy of Cooking' and the 'Moosewood Cookbook.'
By Alex Cohen
National Public Radio 2008-03-21
Juggling higher rent, food and energy bills, U.S. families living paycheck-to-paycheck are eating more pasta and peanut butter to make ends meet; convenience stores report increased sales of emergency food items like milk and eggs and food pantries scramble to close the gaps.
By Anne D'Innocenzio
The Associated Press; Business Week 2007-10-19
As wildfires continue in California's San Diego County, Bush administration approves one-month allotment of disaster food stamps for those who spent money protecting, repairing or evacuating their homes or if they lost food or money because of the fires, USDA's Chuck Conner says.
Praying to the god of corn has its price: nitrogen waste in the waterways, taxpayer money feeding the industry, low-nutrition meat from animals that eat it, but it provides a fertile field of medical research, and in Mexico, growing corn is the only way one farmer ensures his wife's tortillas have the authentic taste.
By Hugh Dellios
Chicago Tribune 2007-09-09
As China creates and begins to enforce stricter standards for food safety to restore confidence in the Made-in-China label, exports to U.S. fall, domestic growers cheer and American consumers see prices head upward.
By Don Lee
Los Angeles Times 2007-09-24
Inspired by environmental justice and groups that feed the homeless with surplus food, freegans in New York eschew capitalism and scavenge for groceries in the 50 million pounds of food garbage discarded annually; they favor D'Agostino's, Trader Joe's and Whole Foods.
By Erika Hayasaki
Los Angeles Times 2007-09-11
As farmers eagerly switch from food crops to those for biofuels, ecological and social factors led by high food prices, meat-rich diets, dropping water supplies, climate change and the growing population threaten vast numbers of people with food and water shortages.
By John Vidal
The Guardian (UK) 2007-08-29
"The Price of Sugar" focuses documentary lens on Dominican Republic and horrific conditions of mostly Haitian illegal immigrant sugar cane workers there, then tells story of Catholic priest who sets out to improve their lot.
By Stephen Farber
The Hollywood Reporter 2007-08-23
Food prices squeezing family budgets; experts blame high prices for corn, planted over more acreage for animal feed and to feed ethanol craze, as well as fuel costs for transportation.
By Brad Hem
Houston Chronicle (TX) 0000-00-00