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Charleston Chew Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-16-11 10:15 AM
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7. 'you are what you eat' - if you have nothing to eat?
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Making Fortune on Poverty: JP Morgan's Big Food Stamp Business

While most Americans are struggling hard to overcome the hardships of the recession, the profits of national banks continue to rise. JP Morgan is among those cashing-in ... and it's a contract to process food stamp payments that's helping it on its way. RT's Maria Portnaya found out how the rich benefit off the back of the poor.

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Food Prices Rise to 'Dangerous Levels'

If the saying is - 'you are what you eat' - what are you if you have nothing to eat? That may be the predicament facing tens of millions of people in developing countries after a 15 percent food price index increase - a rise the World Bank says hits 'dangerous levels'.

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  -Food prices increase most in 36 years sabra  Mar-16-11 10:00 AM   #0 
  - That's okay. I'll just buy bacon-wrapped iPads.  closeupready   Mar-16-11 10:02 AM   #1 
  - Zing..  Fumesucker   Mar-16-11 10:05 AM   #2 
  - Proving, of course, that everything is better wrapped in bacon. (nt)  apnu   Mar-16-11 10:13 AM   #5 
  - Yeah - and they say  whosinpower   Mar-16-11 10:07 AM   #3 
  - Inflation rates  sharp_stick   Mar-16-11 10:15 AM   #6 
     - The obvious lie here is that you must either include them or exclude them.  closeupready   Mar-16-11 10:27 AM   #9 
     - As one of my former partners muttered, "Figures lie and liars figure."  No Elephants   Mar-16-11 12:41 PM   #17 
     - Did you not read the article?????  pinqy   Mar-16-11 11:34 AM   #15 
  - If wages would keep pace with inflation we'd be fine.  Skink   Mar-16-11 10:09 AM   #4 
  - You're nuts.  Psephos   Mar-17-11 11:31 AM   #24 
     - I meant rent control.  Skink   Mar-17-11 02:51 PM   #25 
  - 'you are what you eat' - if you have nothing to eat?  Charleston Chew   Mar-16-11 10:15 AM   #7 
  - Never forgetting why food stamps are administered by the US Department of Agriculture.  plumbob   Mar-16-11 10:56 AM   #12 
     - +1, excellent outline!  Charleston Chew   Mar-16-11 11:10 AM   #13 
        - Thank you!  plumbob   Mar-16-11 11:32 AM   #14 
  - Now watch them give Social Security recipients a raise for  shraby   Mar-16-11 10:22 AM   #8 
  - Good thing there's no inflation  CanonRay   Mar-16-11 10:29 AM   #10 
  - I went grocery shopping yesterday and I certainly noticed the increase.  elocs   Mar-16-11 10:49 AM   #11 
  - Fuck Em.  bvar22   Mar-16-11 12:38 PM   #16 
  - okkkk  DonCoquixote   Mar-16-11 08:21 PM   #20 
     - Decentralization, Diversification and Localization food production,  bvar22   Mar-17-11 10:59 AM   #22 
        - Decentralization, Diversification and Localization  DonCoquixote   Mar-17-11 07:59 PM   #26 
  - Higher food and oil prices are going to make food more local and more organic  Kennah   Mar-16-11 12:42 PM   #18 
  - Tell me about it. Each week, when I go shopping  RebelOne   Mar-16-11 01:00 PM   #19 
  - I went to the store 2 days ago, half of my weekly paycheck went to food  zen_bohemian   Mar-16-11 09:39 PM   #21 
  - Food up, wages down, USA, USA.  sarcasmo   Mar-17-11 11:01 AM   #23 
  - Timing - they are raising prices while they can before people can start gardens  underpants   Mar-17-11 08:05 PM   #27 
 

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