Friday, April 18, 2008

Food Prices

photo by Kirshnendu Halder/Reuters

With the average American family of four spending over $900 each month on food, things are looking a bit grim on the financial front. Food costs are rising. I can complain about the prices on organic foods or superfoods or prepared Raw treats, but for millions of people, simple staples like corn and beans and rice are priced out of reach.

No time to read more? Check out this slideshow: a quick glimpse of how hunger affects Haiti, where 1 in 5 children are malnourished, and the poorest buy and eat dirt cakes.
http://www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2008/04/18/world/0418-HAITI_index.html

Or read this article. Hunger and food riots around the world.
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/18/world/americas/18food.html?pagewanted=1&_r=1

I know nothing about this organization, but it was the 1st I found that seemed to have suggestions on what the average person can do.

From where I sit on my couch, I can reach out and grab bananas, pears, oranges and grapefruit. I'm feeling quite blessed this morning.

8 comments:

Disa said...

Thanks for posting. I will have to watch the Haiti clip when I have moment to sob. That's where my father's family is from. So sad that they eat dirt-hey hopefully it has some minerals.

yardsnacker said...

My sis was a relief missionary in the Dominican Republic and has stories of Haiti's *other half of the island* So sad. We are lucky.

HiHoRosie said...

Thanks for sharing. It's these reminders that make me grateful for what I have and to not complain so much.

HiHoRosie said...

Hey thanks for the suggestion on my blog - you're right about the alcohol. Didn't even occur to me that was why I was tasting it...it's not being cooked out! Silly of me. :) I'll have to check out alcohol-free extracts.

Hope you have a good weekend!

HiHoRosie said...

I'm going to keep filling up your comment page! LOL

Hey, where is that recipe for the raw tacos with mango salsa you mentioned a few posts back? Was that on Gone Raw? Is it by the Daily Raw (Terilynn)? I've been trying to find it. Anyway, if it's something you can steer me in the right direction I'd be grateful for it but if it can't be shared, that's okay, no hard feelins. Thanks!

jessica said...

crazy and sad what is happening to these poor people.

Rediscover Raw Food said...

Rosie - Luckily for me, but unfortunately for you, I bought the raw tacos and mango salsa at my local Mother's market! Mango salsa would be pretty easy to make though. Just take a basic salsa recipe and substitute mango for the tomatoes. This one had mango, cilantro, red onion and maybe jalapeno. The tacos were cylindrical, hard shells, unlike anything I've made at home--so far.

HiHoRosie said...

Thanks for the tips - I will have to experiment with this. It just sounds so good!