Food prices up in 2009?

Despite lower cost for gas , food prices are forecasted to go further up in 2009. Consumers can expect higher prices particularly for meat and poultry. In total, the Agriculture Departments expects food prices to climb about 4 percent in 2009, compared to an increase between 5 to 6 percent in 2008.

These are bad news for consumers.¬† But with some planning ahead, it’s possible to at least soften the blow. In the days after Thanksgiving and again after christmas, there will be like every year many sales and special offers. Consumers are good advised to use these sales and stock up¬†on meat. Why not buy a fresh turkey next week and freeze it?