https://www.everydaycheapskate.com/wp-content/uploads/7684852868_33c43e9d5d_z-e1347393884500.jpg 408 545 Mary Hunt https://www.everydaycheapskate.com/wp-content/uploads/EverydayCheapskateNewLogo.jpg Mary Hunt2012-09-25 00:01:192012-09-24 14:44:045 Ways to Drought-Proof Your Grocery Bill
The Summer of 2012 is sure to go down in history as having produced one of the most severe droughts in the heartland of America. Corn, especially, has been all but wiped out, and that is bound to have a major impact on supermarket prices as we head into winter. Just since July, corn prices have surged 50 percent.
Dealing with this problem will not be as easy as simply avoiding corn until a new crop comes to harvest next year. The problem is that in our culture, corn has a wide array of uses. It’s used to feed cattle and poultry. With the supply so low now, the price of feed corn is way up. Already we’re seeing the price of meat and poultry soaring. Corn is used in sweeteners for every imaginable kind of processed food, including ketchup. And it finds its way into gasoline and ethanol, too. Read more