I miss potato pearls
@michaelitos,Don't we all!These changes should have
been considered a matter of faith -- that what ever changes were being proposed
would ultimately improve our ability to become more self sufficient; not
less.Some comments I noted in the past as these changes were in the
works were greeted as some sort of conspiracy to prevent home storage, or a
major miscalculation on the part of church leaders to enable us to provide for
our own. Some comments put across the feeling that life and eternal life as we
knew it were about to come to a screeching halt and if we wanted to still have
some semblance of a food storage we needed to borrow all the money we could and
rush to the local cannery and stock up before Armageddon.Apparently,
things are just changing --- for the better.
I make bread for our family, lots of bread. I was getting the wheat I need for
that from the cannery in #25 paper bags. Now that I am forced to buy it
prepackaged in #10 cans, the price is double what I was paying, what with paying
for the can, lid, and O2 packet, and I have to open all those cans with
arthritic hands, not to mention storing them for recycling in a small trailer. I
am on a fixed income, and will have to find another source for my wheat, at a
greatly increased price, assuming I can find bulk wheat in this area, and I will
have to pay shipping as well.Thank you, Welfare Committee.
The plan was never going to be easy, just worth it. Some of us struggle to put
any kind of bread on the table let alone having the opportunity to buy wheat to
make bread. Please be grateful that you have the freedom that you can, at any
Rita52, Try Honeyville grain. They ship for very low rates. Look around for
local mills and bulk sellers. I know you can beat the #10 can prices.
Rita52: I think if you get online (or have a family member do so) you will find
a less expensive way to buy your wheat and, perhaps, even have it delivered to
your home. Count your blessings, dear, and remember that most of America lives
on fixed incomes, as well.
As a member of the church and having an understanding of the financial needs of
others, may we remember to express our gratitude and appreciation to the church
for allowing us the blessing of the food storage for so cheap for so long. It is
not ever been the church's responsibility to provide all of these supplies
for so little cost. The farms and ranches that provide the food for us do cost
money to operate. Self reliance and food storage is a principle that must be
applied by all members. If you don't like the price try and find it better.
Sacrifice brings forth blessings which we all need. Thanks be to God for the
church's ability to bless the hungry of the world and for allowing us to
buy and use food to have incase an emergency strikes.
There are some legitimate issues expressed in the press release itself. By
shipping the cans around the country empty and the bags of product on pallets
next to the empty cans doesn't make much sense.Using more automated
equipment and sending the cans FILLED with product is more logical.Still,
the church admits some truth in the rumor. Food safety, worker safety, tax
issues...who knows? They aren't saying.In the end, this change only
impacts a few members. Food storage is getting the reputation of a fringe issue
in a global church. Three months of canned goods is the target for the modern
member. Grinding wheat isn't in the program.
What difference does it make if changes are made? Isn't this the
I lived in the middle of no where. Can we still order stuff thiirough canneries
in Utah or what? Emergency essentials and other like companies and to expensive.
I had a nephew forward one of the alarmist e-mails.I saw it came
from a food storage vendorI suspect they were just trying to create
misinformation to drive up sales.
Well it can't all be food safety regulations can it? I mean if that was the
case wouldn't they have to close all the facilities, not just east of the
Rita52--Check with your local county extension agency. They can tell you where
you can buy wheat in bulk locally. Having lived overseas for a
large part of my life, it has always struck me as a bit unfair that there were
so many opportunities here in the US to can food storage when the same service
is not provided to the Saints in other countries. Perhaps the Church has taken
this into consideration in making this decision. Funds that were supporting
canneries could be put to better use elsewhere, and we do have other sources for
our food storage. Just a thought.
My concern with the changes are that the Obama admin. has raised all the fees
& whatever causing the church to make these changes. The 2 different
articles I read, both talked about government fees & pricing forcing the
church to make the changes they are doing.