The History of the Staple Goods Project.
by Dr. Ridgely and Sister Anne Mu’min 11/4/18
Praise be to Allah, we are in our 7th year of the Staple Goods Project. We began in 2011 after the Ministry of Agriculture members read and discussed “The Secret Relationship between Blacks and Jews, Vol. 2” which was published in 2010. We had a problem with moving products from Muhammad Farms to our various Mosques and Study Groups. The problem became more acute after Minister Farrakhan agreed with plans to purchase our own Flour Mill instead of driving trailers loaded with wheat berries to be ground 70 miles away to someone else’s mill.
The purchase of our own flour mill enabled us to greatly increase our production capacity, but we still could not get the product shipped because the people who wanted the product were spread all over the country and the shipping costs for a 40 lb case of flour was $70 alone or twice the product cost.
We realized our mistake after studying how the Jews came to America to seek a cheaper source of raw cotton to supply the European market for cotton clothing and linen which they dominated. The Jews controlled the market for the finished product and wanted to get cotton cheaper than they had to pay Egypt and India. So they killed the Native Americans, took their land and went to Africa to procure slaves for the cotton plantations that they either owned or financed their lucrative operations.
We discovered that we could ship our non-perishable products across country reasonably cheap if it was shipped on pallets weighing between 500 and 1300 pounds. However, there were no individual customers or even cities that wanted 500 lbs of wheat flour at one time. Added to this was Minister Farrakhan’s warning that we should have enough food and water stored in our homes for our families to survive for 3 months without coming outside in case of disasters or anarchy during the “Fall of America.” So the Ministry of Agriculture decided to offer the believers additional products needed in a food survival kit to surround our Whole Wheat flour that would bring the total shipment weight to 500+ lbs. So we added Navy Beans, Red Beans, Red Lentils, Brown Lentils, Brown Rice, Natural Sugar, Sea Salt and Honey. We later added Natural Soap, Seasonings, Cream of Whole Wheat, Muffin Mix, Applesauce, Freeze Dried Navy Bean Soup and Non-GMO Vegetable Seeds.
So we thank the NOI Research department the publishing of “The Secret Relationship between Blacks and Jews, Vo. 2” which showed how industrious Jews took control of the market for their manufactured or processed products all the way to the final consumer, then get the raw materials or if necessary mine or grow those raw materials. Get your money before you work.
Since 2011 we have been striving to get the word to believers about the Staple Goods Project. In cities like Washington, DC; Oakland, CA, Phoenix, AZ, Dallas and Houston,TX, Cleveland, OH, Memphis, TN, Boston, MA, New York, NY, Philadelphia, PA, Chicago, ILL, and Detroit, MI, they have consistently purchased one or more pallets of products from the Staple Goods Project each of the 16 cycles over the last 7 years. They also have active representatives for the Ministry of Agriculture, one of the 9 ministries authorized by the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan. These representatives along with some other 30 to 40 cities participate in a weekly conference call for the Ministry of Agriculture where updates on Muhammad Farms and Staple Goods Project are given.
All the active members of the Ministry of Agriculture agreed to a pricing schedule for the products so that all participants from Massachusetts to Florida to California would pay the same price for the products, which includes shipping costs to their respective cities. A decision made from adopting the “Cooperative Corporation” philosophy.
Some of the goals for this type of cooperative economic system includes: 1. Participants are learning the process of bulk purchasing and cross country distribution, 2. They are learning the inner workings of national production, manufacturing and distribution systems, 3. They are learning and practicing principles of cooperative economics, 4. Collective decision making, 5. Group investing and operational unity.
To date the Staple Goods Project Cooperative Corporation, through its encouragement of believers developing businesses, we have 5 products in the line of Staple Goods being produced by believers. We have also funded the establishment of 2 businesses for believers who purchase inputs for their businesses from the Staple Goods Project and Muhammad Farms.
Nation building is not, as some of our detractors say “a pipe dream”, but it does require constant work in a collective manner.