Hardship. Crisis. Recession. Sound familiar? The current combination of escalating food and gasoline prices is surely reminiscent of the 1970s when high energy prices drove up grocery costs. Americans are desperate for a solution now, but economists predict continued economic doom and gloom. According to ABC News, those struggling to purchase gasoline at $4 per gallon will have to prepare for a $3 increase within two years. Furthermore, the U.S. Department of Agriculture speculated that food prices will continue to spike for at least the next few years.