Monthly Archives: April 2012

Speculators Playing God with Food Distribution

Some three years ago I wrote a little noticed diary about speculators pushing up food prices and its sister piece, Panic Buying from Speculators: Casino Capitalism, both dealing with what I call artificial food insecurity. Reading the latest on The United … Continue reading

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Malaysian Delights

Having lived Down Under for two decades I got exposed to just about every Asian cuisine you care to mention. But first a little background, taken from Things Asian, a site I visit regularly for its sheer breadth of information … Continue reading

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Speculators Are Behind Incoming Global Surge in Food Prices

Back in 2008 under my old handle, Asinus Asinum Fricat, I wrote two little noticed posts on Daily Kos about speculative buying that helped to drive food prices higher (here and here), and surprise, surprise, our friends from Goldman Sachs … Continue reading

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