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Are you worried about a meat shortage due to hacking?   The Consumer You: Marketplace

Started Jun-1 by Showtalk; 1576 views.

Ransomware attacks should be treated exactly like terrorism. Treat those who unleash these attacks exactly as if they had hijacked airliners and flown them into buildings.

We need to hit them hard and show no mercy. We need to end any regimes that give them shelter, and we need to disrupt / interdict those who train them, those who facilitate them and those who profit from them.

Those who profit from them should have a price placed on their head. They may use a keyboard rather than, say, hijacked airplanes, but they are really just as destructive and need to be treated as such.

Dee (DLAINEDEE) said:

What is alternative food products?

Soylent green, in the not so distant dystopian future

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From: Showtalk 

Jun-6

True, it doesn’t matter what they hack, it’s all dangerous for someone. 

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From: Showtalk 

Jun-6

It’s here now. Plant based but still a take over of food choice.

I remember the soy burgers of the 1970s that were served in the school cafeterias. You could absolutely tell the difference, and they served those because they were cheap.

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From: Showtalk 

Jun-7

The new style soy products taste like real meat but we talked about them before. They have additives.

WALTER784

From: WALTER784 

Jun-8

Meat Eaters Hit Hardest as Inflation Sweeps U.S. Grocery Aisles

(Bloomberg) -- Inflation is landing in America’s refrigerators -- and it’s hitting meat-eaters most of all.

About one in three U.S. adults say they’re spending more on groceries than they were at the start of 2021, according to a Morning Consult survey of 2,200 U.S. adults conducted May 17 to 19 for Bloomberg News. Red meat was the ingredient cited most often for its higher prices, with chicken right behind.

Food inflation has been inching up for months, driven by soaring commodity costs, costlier transportation and challenges securing labor. Rising demand for meat, from home cooks as well as from the booming fast-food industry, has buoyed prices, too.

“We’ve got these pockets of inflation without having corresponding wage growth, and that’s going to put consumers in a really tough spot,” Morning Consult economist John Leer said in an interview.

To save money on their rising grocery bills, about a quarter of U.S. shoppers say they have started buying fewer items overall during the pandemic, including less meat.

Rising grocery bills also appear to disproportionately impact shoppers of color. More than 40% of Hispanic and Black respondents reported higher grocery costs since the start of the year, while most White Americans reported no change in spending.

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/meat-eaters-hit-hardest-inflation-183156184.html

FWIW

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From: Showtalk 

Jun-8

I have no rise in grocery bills because if the price of something goes up too much, I buy something else.  It helps to do your own cooking vs buying convenience foods, because not all foods in the original state are pricier.  Prepared foods are.

WALTER784

From: WALTER784 

Jun-9

In the Bloomberg graph posted, half or more than half said all the products listed were higher. Approx 25% said prices were about the same and only a small hand full said prices were lower.

So the higher prices aren't hitting everybody, but nearly half are seeing higher prices.

And yes, prepared meals would be more expensive than the raw materials themselves.

FWIW

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From: Showtalk 

Jun-9

Well yes, when I saw steak was $33 a pound, I didn’t even consider it.  Instead, I got a different type of meat for $4 a lb. It be closer to $3.50 a lb but I didn’t need much anyway.  I find different recipes that use less meat or I cook more vegetarian.  It’s not a big deal.  To someone who is on a Keto diet, their expenses could go way up.

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