Posts Tagged ‘food prices’

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    Why Might Salsa Prices Soar?

    Apr 4, 14 • 1575 Views • No Comments

    During the 1970s we did not eat many limes, maybe less than 1/2 a pound each year, and most were from Florida. Now our consumption has tripled and the lime has gone global. Faced with cheap Mexican limes, devastation from Hurricane Andrew in 1992 and a more...  [read more]

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    Barbecue Inflation (A Hot Topic?)

    May 26, 11 • 246 Views • No Comments

    Shopping for your Memorial Day barbecue, you will pay close to 29% more than a year ago. According to the New York Post, not only is a gallon of gas up 44% in the NY area, but also, lettuce will cost you 28% more and tomatoes, 86%. In addition, the New York...  [read more]

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    Happy Rice Farmers

    Feb 8, 11 • 256 Views • No Comments

    With a typical Egyptian household spending 38.3% of its budget on food in 2008, you can see why soaring food prices could fuel turmoil. But what about the other side? For Senegal farmer and trader, Ndeye Sarr Diop, rising rice prices were an opportunity. The...  [read more]

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    The Economic Response to Riots

    Feb 1, 11 • 184 Views • No Comments

    When the rioting starts, where does economic activity stop? In Egypt, gas and food were immediately affected. One owner of an Alexandria Mobil Station said he had not gotten a gas delivery for 2 days. The price of certain foods soared. One kilogram (close to...  [read more]

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    Doomster or Boomster?

    Jan 6, 11 • 1027 Views • No Comments

    Agree or disagree? “Both the jayhawk and the man eat chickens, but the more jayhawks, the fewer chickens, while the more men, the more chickens.” The quote is from 19th century economist Henry George but it relates to a report from the FAO (Food...  [read more]