So all the reassurances about there being no repeat of the 2008 food price scare were not accurate after all. The USDA reports a steep rise in the price of corn, wheat and soybeans fueled partly by shortfalls in production at home and globally (mainly due to weather factors in Russia and other countries), and rising demand for grains in surging economies like India and China. It is only a matter of time before consumers start seeing this price rise in the grocery stores as the impact trickles down.
- RT @KarthikAghoram: Juxtapose this with celebrity chefs' comments that people must spend more on food. twitter.com/WFP/status/105… 1 day ago
- Excellent thread on the social motivation to buy organic : twitter.com/SarahTaber_bww… 4 days ago