Prices Civilization is two meals thick
Bang on schedule, if you believe the wild-eyed proponents of man-made climate change, here comes the next international food crisis, delivered by a perfect storm of rapacious agricultural practices, drought in the grainlands and instability (who would have thought?) in those hot and troubled places where oil is produced (although it’s not actually produced, just brought forth from its 60 million year storage facility in the bedrock. If it could be produced, it wouldn’t cause crises). Anyway, a global food crisis is brewing, with prices of maize, wheat, and soya in the last five weeks climbing between 30% to 50%, exceeding the 2008 levels. This has prompted economists to predict food price increases of between 10% and 15% in the next few months. For South Africa’s poorer households, who spend as much as 40% of their budget on food, this will, once again, be devastating.
Comment: Food supply will be the World War II for this generation and those to come. With every country in the world involved, and no one to defeat.