Wed 9 Feb 2011
We have yet to see the peak of reporting on world food prices for the year; as commodity markets seem poised to make some big runs in the coming months. I have little doubt that global food prices and the “coming crisis” will be a major news story for 2011.
I wanted to share with folks a couple of great minds contributing varying perspectives on the issue:
- Lester Brown, author and researcher, added an update to his book Plan B, with an essay The Great Food Crisis of 2011 on Jan 14, 2011
- Paul Krugman, economist & NY Times columnist, penned Droughts, Floods, and Food published on Feb 7, 2011.
- Eric Holt-Gimenez, executive director of Food First/Institute for Food & Development Policy joins William Black and Mark Schapiro in a radio program answering “How Does Speculation Affect the Economy”, January 2011.
The Financial Times offers a variety of more traditional economic analysis, in their in depth reporting, the Rising Cost of Food.
Finally, for those interested in consistent coverage of global agricultural commodity markets I would recommend visiting Nogger’s Blog: Grain Markets from a Different Perspective.