Proving that modern madness is truly stranger than fiction, Spam is enjoying an increase in sales as food inflation continues to soar at a steady 6.1 percent. While this may be taken as a sign of the times and a portent to the hard times we are about to face, I would like to offer hope that this current crisis of food prices might have many of us re-examine how we grow, buy, and distribute food.
I’ll admit that I am not an economist nor a farmer, but it has always been rather odd to me how the wealthiest and most agricultural nation in the world can have issues with hunger and the cost of food. While it was ridiculous of me to hope that the hops shortage–an issue very dear to my heart–would prompt a greater emphasis on local growth and home agriculture, it may just not be appropriate to visit such an issue. It may be a difficult road, but think of it this way: does anyone want to live in a nation of spam and crap beer? Stand in solidarity beer and food lovers.