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Days Supply of Global Grains Stocks 1960-2012

From 1981 to 2001, the average days supply of global grains stocks was 105 days. But, from 2002-2012, the average days supply fell to 73 days. This goes along way to explain the transition to higher grains prices. And, the shift mirrors similar conditions and forces at play in other natural resources, from oil to […]

The Inflation’s In The Poverty

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) produces excellent research. In March of 2010 I discussed their report, Energy Use in the US Food System, which noted that the energy-cost intensity of food production was expanding. (see: the w88ประเทศไทย www.pinyourcrafts.com blog post Paris Over Amherst: Food Energy and Credit). Given the strong advance in energy and […]

A Punch to the Mouth – Food Price Volatility Hits the World

Dear Readers: I’m currently writing a long-form post twice a month now for Chris Martenson’s excellent wesbsite. Accordingly, I’ll be publishing the first (and free) part of these essays here at w88ประเทศไทย www.pinyourcrafts.com. Enjoy. — Gregor ___________________________________________________________________________ Perfect Storms 2011 was an abysmal year for the global insurance industry, which had to cover yet another enormous […]

w88ประเทศไทยFood and the Empire

Charting the explosive rise in California food stamp usage has been standard fare here at w88ประเทศไทย www.pinyourcrafts.com for several years now. Today, national figures for the SNAP (Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program) were released and, once again, hit a new record. Nearly 46 million Americans are now taking food stamps, and the growing numbers advanced at 8.1% […]

Spikes and Dips in Both US and California Jobs Data

Total US employment has been oscillating around the 139 million level for the past year until recently, when some job growth started to appear in December and January. According to Friday’s report from BLS.gov, the first month of 2011 saw total employment rise to 139.864 million persons. A figure that regains levels last seen in […]

Data Diving and the Federal Reserve: The Politics of Food and Energy Inflation

The Federal Reserve has come under strong attack recently for the outbreak in global food and energy price inflation. The ensuing discussion has drawn commentary from Paul Krugman, who favors climate-change and crop failure to explain recent food commodity prices, to various commentary such as today’s WSJ Op-Ed, The Federal Reserve Is Causing Turmoil Abroad. […]

Poverty Soars in California

In September the state of California hit a new high in food stamp benefits, crossing the 6 billion dollar mark on an annualized basis. Over the past year in California alone the total number recipients of the federal SNAP program (supplemental nutritional assistance program) rose by 16.3%. In many of the big counties of California […]

Food and Energy Clarion Call from India

The sound of trumpets–or was it sirens–was heard from Delhi this week as India’s Premier got loud about his country’s future energy needs. It’s not often we are treated to such transparency. In contrast, China tried to spin its own future call on global energy through the framework of limits this week when it declared […]

Paris Over Amherst: Food, Energy, and Credit

The latest issue of w88ประเทศไทย www.pinyourcrafts.com Monthly, Food, Energy, The Spatial Dimension, and Credit uses the present macroeconomic juncture to pose questions about the coming fate of our Labor, Agriculture, and Credit Systems. Obviously, issues surrounding commodities are much in the news of late. Food,?and food inflation, are also starting to bear down again but in […]

The Ascent of Middle East Food and Energy Demand

At the EIA’s International Energy Outlook (IEO) presentation this May the issue of future oil exports from OPEC nations came up, and in an interesting way. Readers may be familiar with the phenomenon of declining net exports, from major oil producing nations, as a result of internal demand from growing, domestic populations. The phenomenon was […]