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The Little Known Causes Behind Rising Food Prices By Steve Shenk

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Steve Shenk, noted food expert, is an educator, corporate executive, and philosopher, with forty years as a successful entrepreneur in the food industry.

The cost of food has been rising dramatically over the last year and while the obvious doesn’t need to be pointed out, a voice of warning needs to be raised so we can understand the contributing factors to the problem. By becoming aware of the different “levers” that affect the price of food, one can read the news with a more discerning eye and understand the real truth beneath the sanitized information given us in an attempt to lull and pacify us so we won’t do anything. By educating and preparing yourself, you empower yourself to predict your own future—a future that affords you peace of mind.

Right now, there are three main contributing factors to why the price of food has gotten out of control. While you may be able to do little about the factors themselves, when understood, you can create a strategy so as not to be held hostage by their effects.

The price of oil and fuel is a major cause of food price increases and one of the most volatile. Differing ideologies, terrorism, and just plain greed cause the price of oil to jump in an instant. In fact, Iran’s recent retaliation for recent U.S. and EU sanctions is driving an oil price increase that already has 2012 starting off with some of the highest gas prices we’ve seen for this time of year.
Due to the transportation costs associated with making and moving your food, it makes sense that as soon as gas prices rise, food prices will be close behind. In fact, if you chart food and oil prices together, you will see that they march in step with one another.

While you can’t control the price of oil, you can anticipate how turmoil on the other side of the world will impact your food budget.

Another contributing factor to rising food prices is the worldwide famine. Droughts and floods have decimated food crops the world over. China and India are buying up food and farm land at an alarming pace in the wake of their recent crop failures. Add to this the fact that commodities markets can manipulate global prices for their gain and you can see how a global food problem impacts what you buy at your corner grocery store.
Now you may think that U.S. farmers would benefit from their crops being sold for top dollar overseas, but as you’ll see in a moment, there is only so much land to farm with and if it is used for other purposes than growing food then the benefit of exporting isn’t fully realized. What else would farmers be using their land for? That brings us to our final factor.

Ethanol production takes away farmland that benefits food production and contributes to a vicious cycle that most of us are unaware.

Ethanol, which is made from agricultural feed stocks, is used as a biofuel additive for gasoline with the intent of holding rising gas prices at bay. At first take, addressing rising gas prices appears a noble endeavor, but by understanding the cause and effect relationship inherent in the overall process, one can easily see how quickly this program accelerates the food price problem.

Put quite simply, the government subsidizes farmers to grow corn for ethanol. These government subsides make it so it isn’t cost effective for farmers to grow corn for cattle feed. The reduction in supply of cattle feed pushes up the demand for feed not only raising the price of feed, but the cost of beef. With the price of feed rising, the government must then provide more subsidies to farmers to keep them from making the switch away from growing corn for ethanol production. This raises the cost of ethanol and by so doing the cost of gas. And as we’ve already stated, as the cost of fuel rises so does food. As you can see the government’s plan to solve one problem—fuel costs—has not only exacerbated it, but contributed to another ongoing problem—rising food costs. (Something that is on par for most government programs.)

So with rising fuel costs caused both at home and abroad and the world community pulling on our food production resources, it may feel as if our hands are tied. Fortunately, there is something you can do.

By buying food today at current prices, you are able to “freeze the market” in time. Price increases that will come won’t affect you because of your stock on hand. You are hedging against tomorrow’s food prices. You are also buying insurance for the “perfect storm” when all three factors explode at once. When this happens—once again, not a matter of “if” but, “when”—you will see a scenario where your grocery store will be limited to what is on hand. And once that supply is gone, it is gone. The food you have stored will enable you to be free of the effects of lack of supply and rising prices.

So be informed. Continue to educate yourself so you not only know, but understand what is happening in the world. As you can see, it really is a matter of life and death.

About Contributing Writer, Steve Shenk:

Steve Shenk, noted food expert, is an educator, corporate executive, and philosopher, with forty years as a successful entrepreneur in the food industry. His expertise and leadership on food safety issues have positively impacted the lives of thousands with a prevention-based strategy to ensure the availability, price and safety of food. Steve is also presently heard almost any day of the week across multiple radio networks as a guest of some of America’s most notable talk show programs. For more information please visit, www.gofoodsfoundation.org.

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Are you a Desperate Housewife or a Prepared Housewife?

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Desperate Housewife star Terri Hatcher with Prepared Housewives Donna Root and Kim Power Stilson

In a crisis will you be able to keep your Family Fed? Healthy? Secure? Have Peace of Mind?

Join with the Prepared Housewives in changing the socioeconomic status of a million homes by Thriving in the New Economy! helping moms feed and fund their families from the kitchen! Be one of first 100 Moms selected to thrive in the new economy! Learn how Savvy Moms use the Social and eMedia Grapevine to feed and fund their families from Home! Bring your favorite moms to our event for free food, gifts, a chance for a sparkly grand prize & to learn about Prepared Housewives!

Wednesday, August 24th at 7pm
Sunshine Barn at 42 East Center, Salem, UT
Can’t make that date? Join us online at http://www.preparedhousewives.com or call Kim 801-358-3649 or Donna 801-885-5465

Prepared Housewives Diamond Donna Root and Kim Power Stilson

Power Mom Day 11 Dinner in a Disaster!

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I sent the kids round door to door with yummy cheesy potato soup to invite folks to our first “Dinner in a Disaster!” Emergency Family Food Series! We had our eFoods Global dinner last night with lovely friends and neighbors! (Last week it was Pancakes in a panic!) Everyone liked what they ate and we had a great time talking about ways to give the peace of mind of Storable gourmet food as gifts to love ones! It’s nice to know everyone is safely and deliciously fed in any crisis!

Watch these quick videos to hear what Elaine and Vern thought of their first eFoods Global dinner!

And now see what her husband Vern had to say!

Come to the dinner or join us online at www.powermom.co or to get free samples—www.powermom.myefoods.com

Power Mom Day 10! Stormy Sleepover Girls Make their own eFoods Beef Stroganoff!

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My daughter McKall rarely asks for anything so when she asked for a sleepover after a late movie I acquiesced. Hey my husband working the night shift so I really like the extra people in the house — keeps my from being too lonely! Anyway the girls stayed up late and so slept in — right through breakfast. A storm blew in across the valley (see video) and when they got up they wanted something hot! Since I am now championing the Power Mom Food Fund and our mission includes getting our kids cooking food and eating food storage — I invited them to pick out their own eFoods Global meal and make it themselves! They had fun doing it — see the photos and video and I didn’t have to go back in the kitchen for lunch! They made two packets for 8 1 cup serving for the 7 of us and there were plenty for leftovers. I was hopeful I could skip making dinner — of course as soon as Maddy’s friends came over the Beef Stroganoff was gone! I am loving eFoods Global meals! Try having your teenagers make it for themselves — get your 12 meals free!

Please join us in feeding and funding our families from the kitchen! Just check out this quick video of why we are doing this here or please get your free food samples (shipping only) here Food Freedom Tour

Since they missed breakfast by hours I invite them to make their own hot lunch! Smart mom!!

Cute blue hair sleepover girl ready to have hot lunch made by her and friends

eFoods Global Beef Stoganoff

Now eating everyone quiet for the first time in 24 hours! Dog sure looks hopeful too!

Then men get in on the food action

Smiling sleepover girls

Please join us in feeding and funding our families from the kitchen! Just check out this quick video of why we are doing this here or please get your free food samples (shipping only) here Food Freedom Tour

Power Mom Food Fund Founder -- Kim Power Stilson






Power Mom Day 8! Door to Door with Pancakes and Peacocks

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Practice Pancakes for Saturday's Pancakes in a Panic tasting by Merrick!

Yesterday the kids and I, after making up eFoods soup and corn bread muffin samples, went door to door among our neighbors to invited them to Merrick’s “Pancakes in a Panic!” eFoods tasting class.
We passed out flyers with this title “Pancakes in a Panic! Emergency Family Food Series!” That is the name of the first tasting class for our new family business the “Power Mom Food Fund” We were kind of nervous to go door to door — seemed old fashioned for an eMedia guru like myself — but we did it and it was fun. Maddy was a natural! Merrick was a clown! McKall was not as shy as usual and Chad and I well we were shy but we did our best too! Here is the thing . . . people were really really nice to us. They asked us questions about our new family business and how we were doing and generally said they’d take a look at what we offered. Everyone seemed to like the free samples that the kids had made up! The bonus was that we saw a peacock running around in the wild!

We made up samples of eFoods soups -- cheesy brocoli and pasta!

Maddy puts a garnish on our soup samples!

McKall stacks the eFoods corn muffins she has cooked on the plates!

Merrick cooks up eFoods Brocoli Cheddar soup

McKall shows off the flyer we made for our new family business!

Maddy loads the basket of eFoods corn muffins!

Power Mom holding tray while Power Dad Chad prepares to drive us around!

Maddy snaps a shot of a wild peacock! In Woodland Hills? Must be a lucky sign!


Does your family have food storage that’s easy for kids to make in any crisis?
Join us to learn about healthy, easy to use food storage meals for families!
Join us to eat & to learn about food that will help the families you love get prepared for any crisis!

“Pancakes in a Panic!” by Merrick Stilson
Saturday Morning, July 16th 8-9 am

“Dinner Emergencies”
By Kim Power Stilson
Thursday, July 21st 7-8 pm!

“Crisis Comfort Food” Maddy & McKall
Tuesday August 2nd 7-8 pm!

“Policeman’s Preparedness Picnic” by Chad
Tuesday, August 9th 7-8 pm!
*Watch Classes online at www.powermom.co

Merrick mixing up eFoods pancakes!

Merrick practicing for his big Pancakes in a Panic tasting class on Saturday!


Dear friend — As a family we started the “Power Mom Food Fund” to help fund and feed all families by sharing food, teaching kids preparedness for any emergency or crisis & donating food to families in need — all while keeping moms at home with kids!

Please consider our delicious, healthy and easy to serve eFoods Global food storage for your family!
You can help families you love earn their food storage by sharing our Emergency Food message.
Our easy to eat meals make a thoughtful Christmas Gifts Your business can help sponsor families to get the food they need free! For free meals to try go to www.powermom.myefoods.com!
Come to the classes, call to order 801-358-3649 or visit www.powermom.co for more information! Thank You! Stilson Family

Please join us in feeding and funding our families from the kitchen! Just check out this quick video of why we are doing this here or please get your free food samples (shipping only) here Food Freedom Tour

Power Mom Food Fund Founder -- Kim Power Stilson






Power Mom Day 7! My makes eFoods for the neighbor kids!

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My neighbor went off to help at girls camp (my daughter was there too) so I thought I would give her a hand and have her cute girls over so she could enjoy camping! Her girls aged 4, 7 and 9 chased our kitties, helped me make cupcakes and a 2 Minute or less recipie for the Health Wealth and Everything Else! talk show and wore me out and then they got hungry themselves! Having committed to take the cupcakes and meal to their grandfather — I asked Merrick to make us lunch! He picked eFoods Cheesy Chicken casserole and he just added hot water and made from our eFoods Global Food storage! (You can get your 12 free meals here and do try the Cheesy Chicken Casserole — it is a picky kid favorite!

The neighbor girls & kitties

Cupcake madness

Frosting knife licked after the cupcakes were al frosted!!

Not quite so sure about that

My lunch time kids!

Please join us in feeding and funding our families from the kitchen! Just check out this quick video of why we are doing this here or please get your free food samples (shipping only) here Food Freedom Tour

Power Mom Food Fund Founder -- Kim Power Stilson






How many meals does your family eat?

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1 person eats 3 meals a day, 21 meals a week, 90 meals a month or 1080 meals a year, plus water.
Family of 2 eats 42 meals a week, 180 meals a month or 2160 meals a year, plus water.
Family of 3 eats 63 meals a week, 270 meals a month or 3240 meals a year, plus water.
Family of 4 eats 84 meals a week, 360 meals a month or 4320 meals a year, plus water.
Family of 5 eats 105 meals a week, 450 meals a month and 5400 meals a year, plus water.
Family of 6 eats 126 meals a week, 540 meals a month, 6480 meals a year, plus water.

Feed Your Family First and then Help Others!

Moms! Do you have plenty of food on your shelves? Help your family and help 6 other families get Free Food! Get 818 (2 months) free delicious, easy to serve and store meals for your family Free!

Get your family some emergency food storage and start saving you 33-50% on your monthly food bill by serving, saving and sharing delicious eFoods Global meals.

1. Get the eFoods Global Essentials Pack. Feeds 400 meals, a family of 4 for 5 weeks for (only 88 cents a serving). This costs $350 with shipping around $410.

2. Pay for your family meals by helping 6 other families get their supply of delicious storable and servable 400 family meals by inviting them to buy the same eFoods Global Essentials Pack you purchased. You will get $435 cash returned to you and you will also get 190 additional meals.

3. Help those six get their delicious storable and servable meals free by helping them each invite 6 families to get their first 400 meals. They will get $435 cash and additional 190 meals each. You will get an additional 228 free meals and $375 in cash! And, from the next month forward get $200 in cash every month you can apply to your food budget, to adding food storage or applying to any of your family bills every month!

4. Keep serving, saving and sharing eFoods and build your family’s year supply of food storage FREE and bring in additional funds to help with bills! Ask me how!

Please join us on our quest to fund food into the homes of families — please take this Free Food (Food Freedom Tour) and get 12 free meals for the price of shipping.

Power Mom Day 6! Fast food on my door step!

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Today the girls were away at camp and I could not decide what to make for lunch or for that matter what to make for dinner! My husband was working night shift (as cops seem to love to do) and so it was just me and my son! We noticed the eFoods Global food storage had arrived on the door step so we set to work opening it and then my son pulled a package from the box and made lunch and then we ate the leftovers for dinner! eFoods Global is perfect for the Power Mom Food Fund mission because I can have my food storage and teach my kids how to use it now. The food is tasty, gluten and hydrogenated oil free and well it is better for you than fast food! Much much much better! You can add water and eat straight from the pouch or you can add your own array of spices and veggies to taste. I like it because it saves my on my monthly food bill too! I can’t even tell you how nice it is to have my kids offer to make dinner with eFoods nightly! Please join us on our quest to fund food into the homes of families — please take this Free Food (Food Freedom Tour) and get 12 free meals for the price of shipping.

See my photo below and watch the video on this link

eFoods Global first month of food arrives! Yay Power Mom Food Fund

Power Mom son (he loves being called that) Merrick opens box!

eFoods meals come very well packaged!

eFoods Flier holds Merrick's interest for like 2 seconds!

Merrick pulls out Cheddar Brocoli soup from eFoods

In 2o minutes we have a yummy home cooked lunch from food storage! Yay eFoods Global!

Power Mom Food Fund Founder -- Kim Power Stilson






Power Mom Day 5! Fishing Feet on the table and eFoods Global for lunch?

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As a Power Mom intent on feeding and funding my family, I always make home cooked meals! Okay maybe not ALWAYS but that is my intent (on my best days and when I am in a good mood.) Anyway, I had just cleaned the house when my men returned from a summer morning fishing trip! I had lunch all prepared and was ready to set the table on a fresh table cloth when my husband walked into the kitchen and put not only his fishing pole and gear but his just returned from the gross lake shows on top of my table! Well I was livid but you won’t believe what happens next! See below!

My husband leaves his fishing shoes right on the table!

Here the guys are in the kitchen cleaning the fish after their fun morning out!

Early summer morning fishing success!

Power Mom thoughts . . . Ugh fish in my kitchen

So, again here is where my husband left his fishing pole, shoes and wallet. Nice huh? Right on the table. So, when goes upstairs to wash up for lunch I decide I could yell and scream or simply just put his lunch next to his gear! I think hey why not try being subtle . . .

So I put his eFoods Pasta lunch right next to his fishing gear!

Watch what happens when I call him to eat lunch see what he does with his shoes when he sits down for lunch!

Wow, he loves eFoods so much he doesn’t even notice he left his gross shoes and fishing gear on the table!!! Whatever! Anyway, such is life right? So, here is my plea for moms to unite! Please join us in feeding and funding our families from the kitchen! Just check out this quick video of why we are doing this here or please get your free food samples (shipping only) here Food Freedom Tour