Posts Tagged ‘commodity prices’

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    The Price of Rice

    Apr 13, 11 • 232 Views • No Comments

    What would make you switch what you eat every day? The Indonesian government is using an ad campaign to try to get people to change their daily diet. Their slogan is, “One Day No Rice.” With per person consumption at 275 pounds of rice a year,...  [read more]

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    Cotton or Corn?

    Mar 30, 11 • 274 Views • No Comments

    One farmer told the NY Times, “It’s going to be cotton stalks everywhere.” With cotton prices soaring, acreage in Texas and other Southern states that had been used for wheat or corn now has cotton growing.  The result? A smaller...  [read more]

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    Cotton Markets

    Feb 23, 11 • 256 Views • No Comments

    On November 10, 2009, the price of 1 pound of cotton was 59.2 cents. A year later it was $1.02 and now, it is close to $1.90. For many of us, the result will be more expensive jeans, more polyester, and smaller buttons. 7 For all Mankind and North Face said...  [read more]