US food shortages loom amid budget cuts

US food shortages loom amid budget cuts

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Smarter Liberal

Minneapolis, MN

#1 Feb 27, 2013
US food shortages loom amid budget cuts

Source: Financial Times

Trade groups are warning of widespread shortages of meat, poultry and eggs in the US as the meat industry braces for painful cuts that could cost it an estimated $10bn in lost production and $400m in lost wages.

The $2bn in automatic cuts to the US Department of Agriculture’s budget would cause it to furlough food inspectors for up to 15 days later this year at the country’s more than 6,000 meat and poultry plants, according to Tom Vilsack, agriculture secretary.

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“The one and only Smart Liberal”

Since: Aug 12

Former MN Tax Payer

#2 Feb 27, 2013
Rabbi Dumbo is on the job, no doubt about it.

Here is the real scoop: The Left is saying that if the Sequester takes place you will starve, children will be abused, grandma will be thrown off a cliff, lines for travelers at airports will be 4 hours long, and snow will fall at the equator.

The cuts amount to 2.2% of the current budget.

If the govt can not live with 98% of their current budget without all of the above happening, then I say they are lying.
Ralph

Saint Paul, MN

#3 Feb 27, 2013
Ethanol production causing food to be converted to "Green Energy" has more impact on food production than any cutbacks at the AG dept.

You phocking "green energy freaks" can be thanked for that..
Ralph

Saint Paul, MN

#5 Feb 28, 2013
Ethanol production causing food to be converted to "Green Energy" has more impact on food production than any cutbacks at the AG dept.

You phocking "green energy freaks" can be thanked for that..
Ralph

Saint Paul, MN

#6 Feb 28, 2013
Food OR fuel?

Drive a car OR eat?

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