Originally Posted by middie
Same here Cath. No reasons for the price hikes. They just happen.
And it's getting way outta hand !
The areas like parts of India and China that were previously very poor are now growing. Meat is becoming more of a staple in thier diets, I read that it takes 8 times the grain to raise the meat than what they were eating previously. So the grain price goes up because demand is higher vs supply. Furthermore, they are buying more consumables which need to be transported and manufactured, add in the cars for more direct oil usage....
I'm afraid the days of relatively cheap food, clothing and transport are on the way out. You cannot legislate against it, you shouldn't even moan about it really (sorry about my previous post!) because someone somewhere is now scraping enough together to buy some meat and a 'fridge.
So in summary, sorry but there are plenty of reasons, it's world economy the very poorest are getting slightly less poor and wanting some of what we have, ergo because of supply and demand prices rise.
*This is in no way intended as any slur or is it aimed at any individual*