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Published: Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:30 p.m. MDT

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michaelitos
Salt Lake City, UT

I miss potato pearls

ulvegaard
Medical Lake, Washington

@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.

Rita52
ANN ARBOR, MI

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.

STRUGLA
AUSTRALIA, 00

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 price.

Try My Best
South Jordan, UT

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.

my two cents777
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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.

Arizonaboy
PRESCOTT, AZ

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.

Say No to BO
Mapleton, UT

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.

Jil
York, SC

What difference does it make if changes are made? Isn't this the Lord's storehouse?

utah cornhusker
NORFOLK, NE

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.

lost in DC
West Jordan, UT

I had a nephew forward one of the alarmist e-mails.

I saw it came from a food storage vendor

I suspect they were just trying to create misinformation to drive up sales.

Noodlekaboodle
Poplar Grove, UT

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 Mississippi?

South Texas LDS
SAN ANTONIO, TX

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.

DesertBrat60
Indio, CA

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.

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