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Stepping up to the plate

"Society comprises two classes: those who have more food than appetite, and those who have more appetite than food." ~S├ębastien-Roch Nicholas de Chamfort, Maximes

The February 26th, 2011 edition of the Oneonta Daily Star has a column by Lisa Miller called ,"As food prices rise sustainability makes more sense". The article mentions that the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization claimed that in January the world's food prices rose to their highest level in 30 years. It also stated that the World Bank made a claim this month that global food prices have risen nearly 29% in the past year to what they called, "dangerous levels".

For those of us living in the real world this comes as no surprise. We all know how difficult it can be at times to put food on the table. Of course everyone's situation is unique but I would like to focus on my particular county for a moment because I believe there are similarities to be found all across the country. I liv…