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Tonight is Tuesday and that means we're discussing, food.  As you are probably aware, there has been another horrible situation with food, this time, listeria tainted cantaloupe.  What is going on with our food supply?  Have we become enough advanced in our knowledge that we simply have labels for food born pathogens?  Or is there more tainted food in our food chain?  Not only are we facing frightening headlines, but we are also looking at increasing prices.  I have a sort of built in reference system.  When we moved 6 years ago, we were buying all of our groceries at the store.  The year of our move, I found myself at both ends of the state in each given week throughout the summer months, so I didn't plant a garden in 2005, and I got a real taste of the cost of living, that entire year.  When there is no garden in the summer, there is nothing preserved for the winter.  Now, I clearly remember, I could get everything we needed for a week for less than $100.00 without scrimping.  Now, fast forward to 2011, six years later.  I buy very little produce, seldom do we buy fruits or vegetables, unless it's simply something that doesn't grow around here.  I am amazed at how little in my cart, still requires breaking a $100 bill.  
 Also, we might take note that in much of our so called data and stats, the cost of food isn't even included in the figures determining the level of inflation.  One sixth of our population is on food stamps.  How many more will soon have no choice?
There has to be another answer. 
Join me tonight as we attempt to Reason Together