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Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Are Americans Starting to Worry About Food Supply?

Used to be that one thing you could always count on in the U.S. was that grocery shelves would always be stocked with cheap food. Now it seems that more and more people are starting to think it won't always be that way ... or else they're trying anything they can to save money ...

With start of gardening season, seed suppliers see growth in demand
The last time Fedco Co-op Garden Supplies saw such a spike in demand for seeds was in 1999, when survivalists tried to buy up inventory believing that seeds would become the post-apocalyptic currency if things didn't go well on Jan, 1, 2000. ...This year's run on seeds stems from less dramatic, but still sobering, sources. Increasing prices for food and fuel have inspired more people with access to land to begin planting their own gardens in hopes of saving money, seed sellers say.

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