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Global Bacon And Sausage Shortage 'Unavoidable,' Says Trade Group

The Huffington Post | Rachel Tepper | Posted 09.25.2012 | Home

With pork costs rising, Great Britain is facing a bacon and sausage shortage as pig farmers cut back on herd size. But the problem may soon become glo...

The Drought Diet

Maria Rodale | Posted 11.20.2012 | Green
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Wendy Gordon, pioneer in the green consumer movement Scorching temperatures and persistent drought have devastated farms across the...

Rising Temperature Raising Food Prices

Lester Brown | Posted 11.04.2012 | Green
Lester Brown

Over the last two months, the price of corn has been climbing. On July 19, it exceeded $8 per bushel for the first time, taking the world into a new food price terrain.

Wind Energy a Lifeline for Drought-Stricken Farms

Bob Deans | Posted 10.29.2012 | Green
Bob Deans

As often happens when new technologies change the landscape in unfamiliar ways, wind turbines have favored those who are best positioned to take advantage of them, meaning, in large part, owners of large parcels with strong winds.

Ethanol Industry Making Historic Drought That Much Worse

Bloomberg View | The Editors | Posted 08.18.2012 | Business

Bloomberg View: Record-high corn prices should be sending a clear message to policy makers in Washington: Requiring people to put corn-based fuel i...

The Perfect Drought

Robert Walker | Posted 10.10.2012 | Green
Robert Walker

Six weeks ago, there was hardly a mention of drought in the Midwest. Four weeks ago, after record heat scorched crops, weather experts were talking about the worst drought in 24 years. Now, they're talking about the worst drought in over 50 years.

Drought 2012: What You're Going To Pay More For

AP | CANDICE CHOI | Posted 08.06.2012 | Money

NEW YORK -- Cornflakes won't necessarily be more expensive as a result of rising corn prices, but the milk you pour over them might be. A drought cov...

D.M. Levine

Commodities Trader 'Ecstatic' At Drought-Driven Corn Prices | D.M. Levine | Posted 07.31.2012 | Business

Across the Midwest, one of the worst droughts in decades is ravaging crops and driving the price of corn and other basics to record heights. It’s ba...

Devastating Drought Means Higher Food Prices

Reuters | Posted 09.17.2012 | Green

By Russ Blinch and K.T. Arasu WASHINGTON/CHICAGO, July 18 (Reuters) - Oppressive heat and a worsening drought in the U.S. Midwest push...

How Hot Weather Will Make Your Food More Expensive

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 04.23.2012 | Business

After Earth Day on Sunday, you probably heard a lot of reasons why you should be worried about climate change. Well, here's another: It's probably goi...

Corn Prices Suddenly Drop After Surprisingly Large Crop Estimate

Posted 08.31.2011 | Business

The nation’s farmers have planted the second-largest corn crop in nearly seven decades, the Agriculture Department reported Thursday, setting off a ...

Iowa Floods Lift Corn Prices

AP | By MICHAEL J. CRUMB | Posted 08.15.2011 | Home

DES MOINES, Iowa -- Brian Peterson admitted it's hard to watch as floodwaters envelope the bright green cornstalks now about knee-height, but he said ...

Will Car Sales Ever Rebound to Meet U.S. Ethanol Targets?

Jeffrey Rubin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jeffrey Rubin

While the fiscal crisis causing governments to reduce funding for green energy, one of the most expensive yet least efficient of renewable fuels, corn-based ethanol, has been given another year of generous taxpayer support in the US.

Picky About the Pickens Plan

Christiana Wyly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Christiana Wyly

"Son, I used to be IN the Oil Lobby! We don't have to worry about them. We the people are more powerful than any lobby any day of the week."

Mixing Water Into The Energy Debate

Rob Runyan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Rob Runyan

Dealing with one sector without thinking about the other is one-hand clapping. That's why we have popular alternative fuels like ethanol that don't factor in the drain on water resources.

Biofuel Future Threatened By Severe Weather

New York Times | Jad Mouawad | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The record storms and floods that swept through the Midwest last month struck at the heart of America's corn region, drowning fields and dashing hopes...

Midwest Flooding Threatens Crops

International Herald Tribune | Susan Saulny | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

NEWHALL, Iowa: Here, in some of the best soil in the world, the stunted stalks of Dave Timmerman's newly planted corn are wilting in what sometimes lo...

Floods Force Corn Prices Up, Up, Up

AP | STEVENSON JACOBS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — Corn prices reached another record Monday, closing in on $8 a bushel, as devastating Midwest floods raised fears of a sharply smaller...

Food Price Inflation Changes How We Shop

AP | ALAN SCHER ZAGIER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Steadily rising food costs aren't just causing grocery shoppers to do a double-take at the checkout line _ they're also changing the very ways we feed...