Food Apocalypse: Higher food prices on the horizon

http://losangeles.ibtimes.com/articles/160958/20110610/food-apocalypse-higher-food-prices-on-the-horizon-honeybees-famine-cell-phone.htm

Food Apocalypse: Higher food prices on the horizon

Comment by Adamantine:

I think it is irresponsible to use the word apocalypse in a title of a report unless one truly believes it.

If this were true then the writer should be stocking up on food. I doubt that he has done so. In the meantime the use of Biblical phrases is still popular even when the Bible itself is not. In light of the seven year treaty at one point it did seem reasonable to store something. Now I am less sure BUT….something in line with what the Mormons store to me seems simply to be wise. In the meantime the word apocalypse remains a favorite word for grabbing attention in an article.

Costco Will Sell You an Apocalyptic Year’s Worth of Disgusting Food for $800

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Either our nation’s obesity problem is just as bad as they say, or Costco knows something we don’t, because the aircraft carrier-scaled big box store is now offering enough (horrifying) food to last you a year for a cool $800.The monstrous, 5,011 serving package, courtesy of food outfitter Shelf Reliance (hey, at least we’ll have kept our senses of humor during doomsday!) claims their end days buffet contains “only top-of-the-line products,” “developed with everyday menu planning in mind.” Which makes sense, of course, because the only thing worse than knowing that the entire eastern seaboard has been leveled by nukes or a horde of flesh-feasting space titans is repetitive bunker fare—dehydrated fish skin AGAIN, mom?

Possibly more disconcerting than the notion of a year underground eating food from Costco is the fact that the package isn’t just marketed for emergencies, but for “long-term food storage supply.” Meaning that someone, somewhere, thinks it’s a rational idea to buy an $800 cargo crate including containing 84 gallon-sized cans, to just, y’know, save yourself a trip to the grocery store. Now, I am totally down with Costco’s cheese platters, and pasta multi-packs, but. My God.

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