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Feb. 16th, 2011

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madman101

World Bank: Food prices at "dangerous levels"

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Report: Since last June, rising food prices have driven an estimated 44 million people into poverty ... Help shape the World Bank's approach to justice reform.  http://www.worldbank.org

World Bank: Food prices at "dangerous levels*" *
... of people into poverty and raise the cost of groceries, according to a new report from the World Bank. The bank released a report Tuesday that said global food ... http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110215/ap_on_bi_ge/us_food_prices

- I heard a discussion of this on NPR "Diane Ream" (sp?) - and the issue of commodities/bubbles was played down.

Feb. 12th, 2011

egypt - scribe

madman101

WHY ARE THE EGYPTIANS HUNGRY?

Reposted from journal.  Cross posted in economic_sanity . Does not mention factor of ETHANOL on corn, (which hasn't been as much as generally thought, however).

BECAUSE OTHER PEOPLE'S WANTS HAVE BECOME SO-CALLED 'NEEDS'Collapse )

"Well it seems our lovely home of Australia is slowly falling about, what with QLD having the floods, then a few weeks later they've got Australia's worst cyclone to ever hit (size of the USA) it's meant to hit Cairns/Innisfail around 11pm/12am category five winds are currently 300km an hour. My heart seriously goes out to those poor people in Northern QLD being a Darwin girl I know the feeling of a huge cyclone coming towards you, but thankfully nothing has hit us since I've been alive. And to top of the cherry off Australia falling about is Sydney going through it's worse heatwave on record it is fricken disgusting here, here out west yesterday it got upto 42 (c) degrees and last night only went down to just above 30 (c) I'm melting they don't know about aircons in bedroom here, I have one in the lounge room so it's become my best friend these last few days. Anyway the news is telling us not to go outside or even exercise (not like I do that crap anyway) as it is so hot they are worried about people dying. I heard this after I walked the 15 minutes (42 degree heat remember) to coles to get dinner supplies and back, my skinny arse nearly died on the return leg."
- posted by an Australian LJ friend today
 

Jan. 28th, 2011

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