Tag Archives: Food prices

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

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    Tuesday, August 6, 2013, 3:30 PM

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    • 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

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    Sunday, August 4, 2013, 4:12 PM

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    • 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

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    Wednesday, April 17, 2013, 6:37 PM

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    • 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

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    Rising milk prices affect foods from pizza to nachos

    Drought caused price hikes in dairy goods
    by Jason

    Tuesday, October 16, 2012, 11:58 PM

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    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
    by Chris Martenson

    Thursday, August 30, 2012, 12:02 AM

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    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.

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  • Blog

    A Punch to the Mouth: Food Price Volatility Hits the World

    by Gregor Macdonald

    Tuesday, January 3, 2012, 5:48 PM

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    Perfect Storms

    2011 was an abysmal year for the global insurance industry, which had to cover yet another enormous increase in damages from natural disasters. Unknown to most casual observers is the fact that during the past few decades the frequency of weather-related disasters (floods, fires, storms) has been growing at a much faster pace than geological disasters (such as earthquakes). This spread between the two types of insurable losses has moved so strongly that it prompted Munich Re to note in a late 2010 letter that weather-related disasters due to wind have doubled and flooding events have tripled in frequency since 1980. The world now has to contend with a much higher degree of risk from weather and climate volatility, and this has broad-reaching implications.

    And critically, it has a particular impact on food.

    Many factors seen over the past decade have produced higher food prices: population growth, urbanization, the decline of arable land per person, and the upgrading of diets for example. But more damaging than food inflation has been the pushing of global food prices out of their long, quiet envelope of stability. From the recently released UN Report on the World Food Situation:

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    Daily Digest 4/6 – Portugal Banks Urge Bailout, Auto Dealers Expect Shortage From Japan, Corn Futures Match All-Time High

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    Wednesday, April 6, 2011, 2:44 PM

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    • Portugal Banks Threaten To Shun Debt, Urge Bailout
    • Geithner: Raise Debt Ceiling or Risk Another Financial Crisis
    • Georgia Teen Unemployment Hits 37%
    • Ford boosts prices $117 per vehicle as materials costs rise
    • Hard Disk Drives May Get More Expensive
    • Largest U.S. Dealer Expects Japanese Auto Shortage
    • Excerpt on policy from March FOMC minutes
    • IMF denies rumours that Greece about to default
    • Hawaii Hotels May Struggle to Repay Debt as Japanese Travel Dips
    • 37,000 in NC face sudden loss of jobless benefits
    • U.S. Corn Futures Match All-Time High On Supply Concerns
    • Retail Staple Food Prices Rise in First Quarter

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    Daily Digest 3/4 – Stagnation Or Inequality, Bernanke’s Negative Feedback Loop, The 2011 Oil Shock

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    Friday, March 4, 2011, 3:54 PM

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    • Economics Focus: Stagnation Or Inequality
    • Utah Pushes To Accept Gold, Silver As Alternative Currency
    • Bernanke’s Unstoppable, Self Reinforcing, Negative-Feedback-Loop
    • Fed and ECB – A World Apart
    • The 2011 Oil Shock
    • Oil Markets And Arab Unrest: The Price Of Fear
    • UN: Food Prices Hit Record High In February
    • In Price of Farmland, Echoes of Another Boom

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    Daily Digest 1/13 – US, China Accused of Currency Manipulation, Budget Battles, France Worried About Global Food Prices

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    Thursday, January 13, 2011, 4:00 PM

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    • Brazil Accuses US, China of Currency Manipulation, Looming Trade War
    • Merk Commentary: Budget Battles Ahead
    • Wildlife Wednesday – The Portu-Goose!
    • Fed’s Kocherlakota: Not Yet Time For Fed’s Exit Strategy
    • France Says Concerned By Surging Global Food Prices
    • US Mint Bullion Product Revenue Rises 68.5% to Record $2.8 Billion
    • Fed Bid to Limit Rescission Rights Sparks Consumer Outrage

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    Daily Digest 1/11 – Invention of Money, Food Prices Spike in Australia, EMU Debt Crisis

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    Tuesday, January 11, 2011, 4:00 PM

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    • Toward Sensible Monetary Policy
    • The Invention of Money
    • Monday Market Movement – 10 Days of ’11
    • Food Prices Set To Spike In Wake Of Floods
    • Virginia Creates Subcommittee To Study Monetary Alternatives In Case Of Terminal Fed “Breakdown”
    • EMU Debt Crisis Edges Ever Closer To The Core
    • 300 Year Old Food Forest in Vietnam

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