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UN warns of rising food costs
after year's extreme weather

Guardian [UK], by John Vidal

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Posted By:Photoonist, 10/10/2012 11:06:10 PM

The UN has warned of increasing meat and dairy prices in the wake of extreme weather in the United States and across large parts of Europe and other centres of global food production. According to the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) in Rome, global wheat production is expected to fall 5.2% in 2012 and yields from many other crops grown to feed animals could be 10% down on last year. (Snip) "The decrease in cereal production this year will result in a significant reduction in world reserves by the close of seasons in 2013, even with world demand sliding as

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[* Rebecca Smithers & Shiv Malik]I always wonder what the UN means when they say things like ''world reserves.'' It's like they envision all the food stores going into community buildings over which they have the authority for sales and distribution. The probably do.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: bldrrepub, 10/10/2012 11:12:46 PM     (No. 8924530)

Jeez, it is not because of extreme weather it is because of all the governments in the world printing fake money and devaluing the currency.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: veritas, 10/10/2012 11:43:35 PM     (No. 8924571)

Oh, the humanity!

I hope we can talk the UN into accepting tax payments from The Wealthy so The Right Thing can be done For The [World's Poor] Children. Who, who, who I ask could do this vital job better or more selflessly?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Robinsolana, 10/10/2012 11:57:58 PM     (No. 8924590)

Could burning almost 1/2 the American corn crop for fuel have had anything to do with this?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 10/11/2012 12:17:59 AM     (No. 8924614)

The UN should shop at my closest supermarket as prices creep up. The gas to go to a Wally World would eat up the difference in prices.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: stablemoney, 10/11/2012 12:26:17 AM     (No. 8924627)

I hope to live to see the day the corrupt U.N. is asked to pack their bags and escorted out of the U.S.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: veritas, 10/11/2012 1:15:44 AM     (No. 8924701)

#5: I fully agree, except for the word "ask."

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Twiggy, 10/11/2012 1:41:42 AM     (No. 8924718)

#3 and 5 - I totally agree.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: PChristopher, 10/11/2012 1:41:50 AM     (No. 8924719)

I'm sure that this is nothing but a ploy for them to say that the only way the 'crisis' can be solved is for the UN to take charge.

Personally, I would like to see the UN building gutted back to its structural shell and converted into condos...the General Assembly building might make a good cineplex, too.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: belwhatter, 10/11/2012 4:01:04 AM     (No. 8924772)

Bye Bye UN - you have gone way past your shelf date. Agree with #3 re burning up our corn crop for the sake of ethanol


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Reply 10 - Posted by: Spidey, 10/11/2012 6:27:04 AM     (No. 8924837)

With Romney in charge next year,you're not going to see this commodity inflation because Bernake will be sent packing. Hopefuly Romney with back away for ethanol demands also.There's also water supply problems environmental whackos are behind.

We has a whacky weather year but it's already obvious we're headed back to more normal cycles.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: ROLFnader, 10/11/2012 7:38:28 AM     (No. 8924970)

The UN is mostly concerned about the supply of Kobe beef in that lavish NYC headquarters.

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