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Pasta prices

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Elmer Fudd, 13 Sep 2007.

  1. Elmer Fudd

    Elmer Fudd Miserable Old Bar Steward

    The price of pasta in Italy is expected to rise by 27% (average family £700p.a.) as less farmers are growing deram (sp.) wheat as they can get greater subsidies for growing sunflowers to turn into bio-fuel.

    So food goes out the window so people can drive their cars.

    Comments please.
     
  2. I think they've got a sauce...
     
  3. graham56

    graham56 Veteran

    it`s gone pasta joke
     
  4. Dayvo

    Dayvo Just passin' through

    a kick in the bologneses.
     
  5. Andy in Sig

    Andy in Sig Vice President in Exile

    Sounds like a tall tagliatelle to me.
     
  6. twentysix by twentyfive

    twentysix by twentyfive Clinging on tightly

    Location:
    Over the Hill
    Quite right too. Solves the obesity problem. :smile::biggrin:

    EU subsidies Still??:ohmy:
     
  7. DP

    DP Chasse patate

    Location:
    Netherlands
    Not sure it's very much to do with EU subsidies. Italy gets most of its durum wheat from Canada and Syria.
     
  8. Fnaar

    Fnaar Smutmaster General

    Location:
    Thumberland
    Well in that case, it's getting Syria and Syria! :smile:
     
  9. twentysix by twentyfive

    twentysix by twentyfive Clinging on tightly

    Location:
    Over the Hill
    So durum wheat doesn't come from a catherdal city in the North East of Ingerland then? :smile:
     
  10. OP
    OP
    Elmer Fudd

    Elmer Fudd Miserable Old Bar Steward

    No, most people round Durham seem to specialise in breeding tasty birds.
     
  11. Brock

    Brock Senior Member

    Location:
    Kent
    The poor of South America are going to be hit hard by the rise in corn prices as it becomes bio-fuel fodder aswell. They'll very likely not be able to afford flour for tortillas, a staple of their diet, but we really need to keep the SUV's going so.. hey ho!
     
  12. red_tom

    red_tom New Member

    Location:
    East London
    This has gone too farfalle.
     
  13. alecstilleyedye

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Staff Member

    looks like the italians (and those of us that love pasta) will have to watch the pennes from now on :smile:
     
  14. dan_bo

    dan_bo How much does it cost to Oldham?

    Location:
    Failsworth


    coffee on laptop moment there. Thanks.
     
  15. papercorn2000

    papercorn2000 Senior Member

    It's not true, it's a pasta-ke?