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Daily Digest 8/6 - Chicago Sees Imminent Pension Crisis, The Energy Cost Of Food

Tuesday, August 6, 2013, 11:30 AM
  • How did Estonia become a leader in technology?
  • Worth Less, Yet Not Worthless
  • Global Gold’s Quarterly Outlook – Has Gold Exited The Bull Market?
  • Obama to Outline Plans for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac
  • Polls Open in Detroit’s Mayoral Primary 
  • Chicago Sees Pension Crisis Drawing Near
  • Children Banned from Talking about Fracking as Reign of Silence Spreads
  • George Monbiot: Why humans should back off and let nature heal itself
  • The Energy Cost Of Food
  • Risks to Global Food Supply and Impacts to Investors – Steve Yuzpe
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Daily Digest 8/4 - The Politics Of Europe’s Summer Holidays, Life In A Toxic Country

Sunday, August 4, 2013, 12:12 PM
  • Abandoned Walmart is Now America’s Largest Library
  • Vamos a la playa
  • Energy East Pipeline: Building a Nation on a Nightmare
  • Milestone Claimed in Creating Fuel From Waste
  • Irish battle over plans for Aran giant salmon farm
  • As Cost of Importing Food Soars, Jamaica Turns to the Earth
  • Life In A Toxic Country
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Daily Digest 4/17 - Cyprus Braces For Russian Exodus, Half NYC Workforce On Food Stamps

Wednesday, April 17, 2013, 2:37 PM
  • Ohio’s $500 Billion Oil Dream Fades as Drillers Misjudge: Energy
  • Cyprus braces for Russian cash exodus
  • Italy May Cut $6.6 Billion in Defense Spending This Year
  • Detroit's encroaching blight as seen through Google and Bing maps
  • Smithsonian to close galleries due to budget cuts
  • Three-fold increase in demand for Gold: Jewellers
  • Bailouts push German debt to new record
  • Italy's temporary layoff scheme runs out of cash, sparks protests
  • Almost half of NYC workforce on food stamps
  • Let them eat vegetables: Egypt's wheat farmers hit hard by diesel price hikes
  • South Korea Proposes $15.3 Billion Stimulus Budget
  • EU warns of budget constraints as Cyprus seeks more aid
Daily Prep

Rising milk prices affect foods from pizza to nachos

Drought caused price hikes in dairy goods
Tuesday, October 16, 2012, 7:58 PM

The droughts this past summer are expected to have long term food price impacts, dairy not being missed in those price increases.  Maybe it is a good time to invest in a local dairy csa or a nice milking goat. 

http://www.marketplace.org/topics/sustainability/food-and-drink/rising-milk-prices-affect-foods-pizza-nachos

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The U.S. Drought Is Hitting Harder Than Most Realize

Repercussions are everywhere
Wednesday, August 29, 2012, 8:02 PM

This is an important update on the U.S. drought of 2012, the combined record-setting July land temperatures, and their impact on food prices, water availability, energy, and even U.S. GDP. 

Even though the mainstream media seems to have lost some interest in the drought, we should keep it front and center in our minds, as it has already led to sharply higher grain prices, increased gasoline costs (via the pass-through of higher ethanol costs), impeded oil and gas drilling activity in some areas (due to a lack of water), caused the shutdown of a few operating electricity plants, temporarily reduced red meat prices (but will also make them climb sharply later) as cattle are dumped on feed- and pasture-management concerns, and blocked and/or reduced shipping on the Mississippi River.  All this and there's also a strong chance that today's drought will negatively impact next year's winter wheat harvest, unless a lot of rain starts falling soon. » Read more