More "apocalyptica" for y'all:
A senior economist at the worldwide bank HSBC has warned of civil unrest in Britain if food prices continue to soar.
Speaking on Jeff Randall Live, senior global economist Karen Ward cautioned that the UK could experience the kind of food riots seen in other countries.
"Even in the developed world I think we have very, very low wage growth, so people aren't getting more in their pay packet to compensate them for food and energy, and I think we could see social unrest certainly in parts of the developed world and the UK as well."
""More and more we are seeing that some of these foodstuffs are actually substitutes for energy itself, particularly biofuels. So I think the energy markets are a significant contributor to these food price gains."The comments come as the United Nations warned the cost of food is now at the highest level for 21 years and set to rise further."
Check out some of the comments on this website:
Talking about about having to protect themselves with swords & poaching with crossbows! & air rifles! " as we're not allowed to have guns (in the UK).
Originally posted by Abductee001
I got elbowed in the ribs tonight looking at the student section in my local asda! Almost had my hands on a cheap pizza when a lady in her late 40's barged me out of the way to grab the pizza and some sliced ham and a packet of sausage rolls. Did still manage to get a cheap loaf and some pasties
You've got to be pretty tough, determined and wily when it comes to getting your hands on the reduced food in Asda, I almost risked death the other week when i got my hands on four sirloin steaks for £1.50 each and half a leg of lamb for £2.50, but damn it was worth it, my family doesn't get to eat food like this any more because prices have sky rocketed.
Hold on folks, it's gettin ugly out there. Are you hearing about this on CBS, CNN etc. I'm not!