World food prices rise further, raising fears of unrest

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sjtom wrote:

One hand gives while the other takes away. It’s sorta like taxes; if they lower one you can bet the farm they’ll raise something else for even more.

Apr 05, 2012 9:13am EDT  --  Report as abuse
bobber1956 wrote:

So have we had enough of the these speculators yet. Or are we going to let them cause WW3? They would be the ones to prophet most from it.

Apr 05, 2012 11:04am EDT  --  Report as abuse
PAndrews wrote:

All of the world’s food shortages could be solved, and a huge amount of unnecessary animal suffering eliminated, if people simply ate a vegan diet.

At present much of the grain is wasted by passing it through cattle and pigs. This pushes up the price. The very poorest, hungriest humans suffer from the greediness of those people in Western countries who can afford to stuff their faces with vast amounts of unnecessary meat.

Apr 05, 2012 11:10am EDT  --  Report as abuse
ming_onmongo wrote:

Isn’t this exactly what the climate change folks have been warning us about?

Apr 05, 2012 12:16pm EDT  --  Report as abuse

A lot of that grain is being passed through my fuel injectors….

Apr 05, 2012 12:43pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Snowpine wrote:

Prices always relate to oil somehow. Slaves to the black gold

Apr 05, 2012 2:12pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Matt-Chicago wrote:

PAndrews,

That makes sense.

Apr 05, 2012 2:27pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Pammybula wrote:

Do the filthy rich oil producing countries understand that when oil prices rise the poor people of the world suffer the most because of the increased price of food production and distribution? Do they even contribute to the less fortunate? Why does the United States have to bear most of the cost of helping every impoverished country when there is a 14 trillion dollar deficit? Where is China? They have trillions in surplus!

Apr 08, 2012 10:55pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
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