Wednesday, February 23, 2011

How does this affect the Price of Flour??

With the news stating yesterday that the price of flour is set to rice steeply in the coming days, it stands to reason that there will be an increase in flour products.
Majority of our diet includes a lot of flour and flour based products, from our boiled and fried dumplings, to our bread, bulla, bun, and crackers.
These foods are included in our Staples food group. What are we going to do when this price increase takes place??

I propose that we go increase our intake of ground provision in our diet. This means, our, green bananas,sweet and irish potatoes, yams, coco, dasheen, and pumpkin as well as alternating with rice and pasta.

Eating flour gives us a feeling of satiety, we are used to it and most times we used the processed flour. In comparison to our ground provisions, that contain fibre, are unprocessed and overall just better for us.
We also have ready access to these foods. There really should be little to no issue of Jamaicans being able to substitute or be able to find a major staple in their diet.

That's my two cents.

What are you going to do when the price of flour increases? Will you still purchase the same amount, or less?