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With Food Prices Rising, Should Jews Panic?

Keep your bacon and beer

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So expensive!(_lauren_loves/Flickr)

Did you know that food prices jumped 3.9 percent last month, the most since November 1974? Scary—and yet, for Jews, maybe something of a boon, at least adjusted for inflation. According to one blogger, three particularly hard-hit prices are those of bananas (up 21 percent); bacon (17 percent); and beer (barley prices are up 50 percent). But for Jews, this should be less of a problem. We’re not big drinkers, so beer is not much of a concern. Many of us like bananas, but really, who needs the constipation? And as for bacon: Perhaps the power of the pocketbook will make more observant Jews of us all.

Eating’s Pricier [The Daily]
Here’s Why You Can’t Afford Food Anymore [Grist]

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Jews aren’t big drinkers? And you say this in between Purim and the 4 glass of wine seder meal? Maybe I live in an outlier area, but…

JCarpenter says:

Next to my house is an empty lot—the property was aquired 7 years ago, the home demolished with intent of building a McMansion or two (subsequently, my real estate rose substantially in value—as I told the developer). The lot has become home to foxes; deer often bed down there; hawks dine on squirrels, etc. A small natural preserve if you will. The land has nearly a half-acre; I have “squatter” plans to farm it, with hops as the crop of choice.


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With Food Prices Rising, Should Jews Panic?

Keep your bacon and beer

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