Food

China Imports Of Corn, Wheat Hit Record High Amid Soaring Food Prices

On the same day that China published a much stronger than expected (if largely laughable as we first noted and Michael Pettis subsequently confirmed) GDP print, making China the only major economy to grow in the “year of covid”, China customs data showed that grains imports soared to record highs in 2020 after tight domestic…

How “Big Food” Influences Public Health Policy to the Detriment of Public Health

By B.N. Frank In 2018, PBS produced a program with Mark Hyman, MD – “What the Heck Should I Eat?”  Throughout the program, Dr. Hyman makes some very unsavory comments about the Food Industry.  Of course, he’s not the first and he won’t be the last.  More recently, Dr. Mercola heavily criticized them as well. …

Amid Soaring Food Prices, Vietnam And China Buy Indian Rice For First Time In Decades

By Tyler Durden One month ago, we reported that SocGen’s bearish analyst Albert Edwards, who is traditionally well ahead of the curve, looked at charts of soaring food prices and was starting to “panic.” Edwards’ research report concluded by urging his readers to “keep a very close eye as to whether we see a repeat…

Amid Soaring Food Prices, Vietnam And China Buy Indian Rice For First Time In Decades

One month ago, we reported that SocGen’s bearish analyst Albert Edwards, who is traditionally well ahead of the curve, looked at charts of soaring food prices and was starting to “panic.” Edwards’ research report concluded by urging his readers to “keep a very close eye as to whether we see a repeat of the 2010/11…

Food Price Inflation Accelerates For Seventh Consecutive Month

By Tyler Durden Is it time to worry about food inflation? The Food and Agriculture Organization’s Food Price Index rose for a seventh consecutive month in December, led by dairy products and vegetable oils. The FAO Food Price Index averaged 107.5 points last month versus 105.2 points in November. The benchmark, which tracks global food…

Food Price Inflation Accelerates For Seventh Consecutive Month

Is it time to worry about food inflation? The Food and Agriculture Organization’s Food Price Index rose for a seventh consecutive month in December, led by dairy products and vegetable oils.  The FAO Food Price Index averaged 107.5 points last month versus 105.2 points in November.  The benchmark, which tracks global food prices of cereals,…

"Frozen In Time" – Archaeologists Discover Ancient Food Shop Buried In Pompeii

Archaeologists working in Rome’s lost city of Pompeii unearthed a 2,000-year-old fast-food stand providing new clues about the ancient Roman’s eating habits.  The elegant snack bar counter, known as a “thermopolium,” which is Latin for a commercial space where hot food is sold, was discovered in the archaeological park’s Regio V area.  According to Reuters, the area…

54 Million Americans – Including 18 Million Kids – To Lack Access to Sufficient Food by Year’s End

By Elias Marat A new analysis has found that 54 million people in the United States, including 18 million children, will lack access to sufficient food by the end of the year. The report from U.S.-based anti-hunger group Feeding America underscores the extent to which chronic food scarcity and malnourishment has surged in poor communities…

UK Retailers Urge Government To Ensure Food Supplies As French Border Shut

Authored by Alexander Zhang via The Epoch Times, British retailers have urged the government to make an urgent effort to prevent prolonged suspension of cross-Channel transport, which they say would disrupt supplies of fresh produce to UK consumers. To prevent the spread of a new, more transmissible variant of the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus from the…

Why Albert Edwards Is Starting To Panic About Soaring Food Prices

Why Albert Edwards Is Starting To Panic About Soaring Food Prices Tyler Durden Thu, 12/17/2020 – 16:41 “On the 10th anniversary of the start of the Arab Spring, and with poverty having already been made much worse by the pandemic, another food price bubble could well be the straw to break the very angry camel’s…

Instead of Arresting Hungry Woman for Stealing Food, Cop Pays for Her Groceries

By Matt Agorist Arlington, TX — Last month, the Dallas-Fort Worth area made national headlines as thousands of people waited up to 8 hours in a miles-long line to get food. Due to the lockdowns and subsequent economic impact, many folks have found themselves having a hard time paying their rent and mortgages, with many…

For The First Time Ever, Millions Of Working-Poor Americans Forced To Turn To Food Banks

By Tyler Durden For the first time, millions of Americans waited in food bank lines this year, unlike anything seen since the Great Depression of the 1930s. According to AP, as the pandemic rages on, with more than 20 million still claiming unemployment benefits, food banks are dishing out more meals than ever. The one place…

An Ominous Sign: Americans Have Begun Stealing Food to Survive

By Daisy Luther If you’ve been waiting for a sign that things are really bad economically in the United States, here it is. Americans who never would have contemplated shoplifting before are stealing food to survive. One of the things that we often say in preparedness circles as we watch chaotic Black Friday scenes or…

Food Lines Grow Miles Long as Politicians Break Rules to Dine at Fancy Restaurants, Take Vacations

By Matt Agorist When the politicians on taxpayer-funded salaries sit around and discuss which businesses to keep open and which businesses to shut down, they never consider limiting their own salaries or cutting their own funding. They simply force people out of business and offer nothing in return. In states that do offer some relief…

World Food Program Director: 270 Million People Now “Marching Toward Starvation” In Wake of COVID-19

Submitted by Joseph Jankowski of Planet Free Will, According to the head of the World Food Program (WFP), the amount of people around the world now on the brink of starvation has doubled due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting economic effects of government reactions to the virus. Director of the WFP, David Beasley,…

Unprecedented Lines At Food Banks Cause Waits Of Up To Five Hours

By John Vibes In the week leading up to Thanksgiving, food banks across the United States have seen unprecedented lines with struggling families hoping to get some help for the holidays. A report from the Rhode Island Community Food Bank estimated that roughly as many as 1 in 4 households in the state was facing…

San Antonio Food Bank Doubles Amount Of People It Serves

By Tyler Durden Two Americas were visible on Tuesday as the Dow Jones Industrial Average crossed 30,000 for the first time. Simultaneously, hundreds of vehicles were snaked around a parking lot in Albuquerque, New Mexico, waiting in line at a local food bank. This suggests the K-shaped economic recovery, one where the rich grow richer and the…

San Antonio Food Bank Doubles Amount Of People It Serves 

Two Americas were visible on Tuesday as the Dow Jones Industrial Average crossed 30,000 for the first time. Simultaneously, hundreds of vehicles were snaked around a parking lot in Albuquerque, New Mexico, waiting in line at a local food bank.  This suggests the K-shaped economic recovery, one where the rich grow richer and the working-poor are crushed…

KFC Introduces Autonomous 5G Food Trucks in China

By B.N. Frank The majority of scientists worldwide oppose 5G deployment. In fact, cities worldwide AND entire countries have taken action to ban, delay, halt, and limit 5G installation AS WELL AS issue moratoriums. Obviously it hasn’t been banned in China. From Zero Hedge: In China, Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) has launched a new food…

Growing Food Bank Lines Across America Signal Economic Crisis Far From Over

By Tyler Durden Millions of Americans face food and housing insecurity this holiday season. The unemployment rate stands around 6.9%, with more than ten million folks still out of work. Permanent job loss continues to soar, now about 3.8 million, as a double-dip recession becomes increasingly likely by year-end. We recently pointed out that food bank lines…

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