Price of Flour Rising

Rising fuel prices aren't just being felt at the pump... it's also impacting bakeries.

The cost of flour has greatly increased, forcing many bakeries to raise their prices, and others out of business.

Some bakery owners are paying about three times more for flour than they were last year. The increase is due to the rising cost of gas and energy.

Some farmers are now growing less wheat and growing more corn, which is being used for ethanol.

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  • by Melvin Location: Jacksonville on Mar 15, 2008 at 08:15 AM
    "Why!!" Americans are crying out at the skyrocketing cost of food. Americans are searching the horizon with their accusatory finger to pin the blame on. Well, for one try pointing at government, an ill conceived energy policy and the massive power of activists groups in Washington D.C. Washington D.C. is telling corporate farmers that we will pay you to grown corn for ethanol. Farmer X isn't stupid so he switches from growing wheat to corn. But the kicker here is, this corn doesn't go into food production but energy, so the government is creating two staples to be at a shortage for food. Wheat, and now corn. Then the consumer gets slammed again because of the rising fuel costs associated with farming. All all these high prices we can trace back to government. We can't drill for oil or gas anywhere, we can't expand electrical generating plants anywhere, we can't build nuclear plants anywhere. So America just sit in the dark and be hungry because you voted these fools into office.

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