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Old 06-18-2018, 02:45 PM
 
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good thing im allergic to it.. but did remember when it was reaching 5$ a gallon a while back and world was hurting. Now its 2.50 at our local walmart. for whole-1%.
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Old 06-18-2018, 04:12 PM
 
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I'm fine with agricultural subsidies to ensure the US will always produce enough food to feed itself. But I can't see favoring one agricultural product (in this case, corn) over others.
What is wrong with supply and demand? Should we subsidize the auto industry so we will always have cars? Or perhaps the computer industry so we always have computers? Or the fashion industry so we will always have clothes?
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Old 06-18-2018, 04:15 PM
 
Location: Omaha, Nebraska
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What is wrong with supply and demand? Should we subsidize the auto industry so we will always have cars? Or perhaps the computer industry so we always have computers? Or the fashion industry so we will always have clothes?
Countries that can't grow enough food to feed themselves are vulnerable to the use of food as a weapon. Starvation is a powerful tool of coercion.
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Old 06-18-2018, 04:18 PM
 
Location: The analog world
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My family drinks milk like it's going out of style. At least three gallons of milk a week at $6/gallon bought from a local dairy plus a pound of cheese and two quarts of yogurt. I think my kids would starve if we were lactose intolerant.
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Old 06-18-2018, 04:19 PM
 
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Countries that can't grow enough food to feed themselves are vulnerable to the use of food as a weapon. Starvation is a powerful tool of coercion.


Yep,, we are one of the good examples of this issue besides parts of africa.
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Old 06-18-2018, 06:48 PM
 
Location: Florida
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I eat plenty of ice cream, that should help.
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