We farm for capital

On the food shortage:

About 80 percent of the residents of Detroit buy their food at the one thousand convenience stores, party stores, liquor stores, and gas stations in the city. There is such a dire shortage of protein in the city that Glemie Dean Beasley, a seventy-year-old retired truck driver, is able to augment his Social Security by selling raccoon carcasses (twelve dollars a piece, serves a family of four) from animals he has treed and shot at undisclosed hunting grounds around the city. Pelts are ten dollars each. Pheasants are also abundant in the city and are occasionally harvested for dinner.

Can we get a citation on this? Some footage? Something?


7 Responses to “We farm for capital”

  1. zachary Says:

    that chick was doing it in roger and me and what was shot 20 years ago.

    how hard is it to open a small meijer in the city? youd be a millionaire.

  2. zachary Says:

    one problem with an urban farm would be the same as opening the only grocery store. it would be robbed almost constantly.

  3. Pat Says:

    Can we get some love for Clete’s walk off last night?

  4. York Roberts Says:

    That is fucked up.

    See, when I imagine Detroit all I can picture is a place 100X worse than Dorchester set in a Mad Max-esq dystopian future where it constantly rains and snows.

  5. indeedindeed Says:

    pat, how can you think about baseball when people are eating raccoons? and 12 bucks seems pretty damn expensive.

  6. Kenny Says:

    Meijer is opening a full service grocery within the city limits it will be the first one open in quite a while. I want to say it’s at like 8 mile and woodward or someplace around there.

  7. indeedindeed Says:

    did they announce that publicly? i know they’ve been thinking about a couple locations.

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