Saturday, September 25, 2010

How to Decide the Potash Question

Here's a cool little intuitive exercise I came up with - good for making tough decisions easy:

All it is, is we take a short list of recent news headlines, write them one after the other, and then derive the obvious conclusion. OK here goes...

* NFU Warns New Trade Agreement with EU Could Crush Canadian Farmers
* Commodity speculators push cocoa to 33-year high 
* Hedge funds accused of gambling with lives of the poorest as food prices soar
* UN warned of major new food crisis at emergency meeting in Rome
* 500 Citizens blockade prison farm cattle trucks
* One quarter of US grain crops fed to cars - not people, new figures show
* UN to hold crisis talks on food prices as riots hit Mozambique
* Feeding the corporate coffers: why hybrid rice continues to fail Asia’s small farmers
* World Bank report decries global land grab while encouraging it


***added later... a most telling factoid regarding apparent threats from China to cut off rare earth supplies to Japan over a territorial waters/islands dispute. Scary ...the joys of overconglomeration

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