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The Global Food Economy: Peak Food, Social Unrest, And Bailed-Out Credit-Junkies

  Beginning with Malthus’ warning to the world and the Great Irish famine, David McWilliams (of Punk Economics) provides his typically succinct, profoundly fascinating, and graphically pleasing insights on the…

Russian drought means every breadbasket region on Earth has been hit with crop failure in 2012, wheat prices set to soar

Siberian farmers can barely remember when they saw a wheat harvest so small. The last crop failure on this scale was in the early 1960s, when Nikita Khrushchev led what was…

Record Food Prices Will Likely Disrupt Energy Markets

BY JOSEPH DANCY Researchers at the New England Complex Systems Institute (CSI) studied periods of social unrest in the Middle East and North Africa to attempt to explain the underlying causes…