Food has always been a tool the elite have used to control the masses. When you control the food supply, you control everything, even life and death. A starving man is more likely to sell his soul for some food then someone with a full tummy. The relatively free market of food production and distribution that has been in place in this nation for a few centuries now has led to unrivaled prosperity. You walk or drive to your local store walk in and buy what ever you need with little work and no need for a garden. Food can, in fact, be grown for practically nothing if you have the land, the time and can afford to buy just a few heirloom seeds to grow the organic vegetables necessary for good health. This will save you money, is better for you than grocery store vegetables which are surely genetically modified and contain unwanted chemicals, and helps you to become less dependent on the state for your survival. The less you need outside help the better your chance at survival and the less you have the government in your pocket the more money you will have to buy other needed items. Just think about the tax that could be saved if you were to stop buying vegetables from the store for just one year, not to mention the money you would save on the vegetables themselves. We have stopped buying so many items because now we make them to use around the house. Like Windex, we now use 1/3rd ammonia and 2/3rd water and it works great. And ant spray is $8.99 a can but if you use 1 part ammonia and 3 parts water it does just as well and cleans at the same time. There are so many little tricks to cut your spending and save money. And help you control your own life and be more back to basic living.