Friday, April 04, 2008

Worldwide Food Crisis

Back in January, I told you about the looming global food crisis -- Global Food Crisis: Credit Crunch Could Pale in Comparison...

Well, with grain prices making new highs around the globe, it now looks as if the crisis may be getting started...

Rising Grain Prices Panic Developing World

World Wheat Crisis

Global food inflation bites hard

Food Prices Increase Worldwide

Biofuel - Food For Thought


Patrick said...

Duck and Cover: It’s the New Survivalism

THE traditional face of survivalism is that of a shaggy loner in camouflage, holed up in a cabin in the wilderness and surrounded by cases of canned goods and ammunition.

It is not that of Barton M. Biggs, the former chief global strategist at Morgan Stanley. Yet in Mr. Biggs’s new book, “Wealth, War and Wisdom,” he says people should “assume the possibility of a breakdown of the civilized infrastructure.”

“Your safe haven must be self-sufficient and capable of growing some kind of food,” Mr. Biggs writes. “It should be well-stocked with seed, fertilizer, canned food, wine, medicine, clothes, etc. Think Swiss Family Robinson. Even in America and Europe there could be moments of riot and rebellion when law and order temporarily completely breaks down.”

Survivalism, it seems, is not just for survivalists anymore.


Randy said...

Holy Crap Patrick, maybe you should have put a reader warning on that post. Pretty damn scary!

Thanks for sharing...