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 Post subject: That road to starvation
PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2009 10:17 pm 
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Earlier this month we were reporting on the coming grain harvest, observing that while overall production was down, there was at least a bright spot with wheat. That happy situation arose because of a bigger than expected yield from India which for the past two years has been prohibiting wheat exports to stave of shortages at home.

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 Post subject: Re: That road to starvation
PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2009 1:15 am 
Food prices are going to take a double hit:

1. Bad weather, due to the opposite of gklobal warming;
2. Insane ethanol subsidies buy crazed socialist governments implementing deluded enviromental(sic) policies.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2009 6:33 am 

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There is a good explanation of the fungus at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ug99

The last paragraph is an eye opener.. Weaponization.

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 Post subject: Re: That road to starvation
PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2009 12:09 pm 

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Even if there is plenty of food we might not be able to afford it.

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Prime Minister Gordon Brown wants to set up a £60bn annual fund to help poor countries deal with climate change.

He hopes it will break the deadlock over who will pay developing nations to adapt to the changing climate and who will help them obtain clean technology.

Countries must reach a binding global agreement on carbon emission cuts at December's Copenhagen summit, he said.

Developing nations don't need hand outs. Just bring down the barriers to trade and let our cost of living fall while their income rises.


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 Post subject: Re: That road to starvation
PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2009 4:20 pm 

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Prime Minister Gordon Brown wants to set up a £60bn annual fund to help poor countries deal with climate change.


What part of flat broke doesn't that idiot understand.


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 Post subject: Re: That road to starvation
PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2009 5:29 pm 
"This is one of the concerns that a lot of grower groups have," said Istead. "Cereals haven't had type or amount of research dollars spent on them, because there's more of an attractive pull into corn and soybeans, just because of the return on investment."

Return on investment = government-subsidised biofeuls.

Much of the world may be about to starve to death, but at least the world's governments has spent your tax dollars on (supposedly) environmentally-friendly feuls. That should help you feel better as you pay 50 dollars for a single loaf of bread.


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