[ExI] Food Production

Emlyn emlynoregan at gmail.com
Thu Apr 23 16:45:15 UTC 2009

2009/4/23 MB <mbb386 at main.nc.us>:
>>> ...Given that energy and food are linked
>>  > together in a very short loop due the
>>> ability to use ethanol and vegetable oil
>>  > as fuel, any serious and lasting reduction
>>  > of the energy production worldwide will
>>  > cause the richer nations to use their
>>  > riches to buy food and oil at higher prices.
>> Hmm. I don't know about the "short loop". When
>> oil prices jumped way up, did food prices? If
>> so, it doesn't seem that food prices have come
>> down now!
> Where I live many food prices did jump considerably (milk, butter, eggs, vegs) and a
> good number of them have dropped a bit now, not back to pre-jump, but down.
> Regards,
> MB

food prices jumped,
eg: http://www.independent-bangladesh.com/200802212190/business/worldwide-shortage-of-rice-shoots-prices-soaring.html


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