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Food Commodities

Famine, Food and the 'F' Word

Robert Walker | Posted 12.20.2011 | World
Robert Walker

Focus on the famine, but don't overlook the larger food picture. We simply don't know how -- or even whether -- the world can feed a population of 9 billion or higher by mid-century.

Global Food Prices Only Getting Higher This Decade: Report

Posted 08.17.2011 | Business

PARIS (Gus Trompiz) - World commodity prices will keep up their relentless push higher this decade compared to previous years, supported by burgeoning...

Naughty, Naughty Boys and the Collateralized Commodity Bailout

Robyn O'Brien | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robyn O'Brien

A hot new trend among traders is betting on packages of energy and agricultural futures. Kind of like the bankers bet on subprime mortgages, traders recently invented Collateralized Commodity Obligations.

Food Crisis And Commodities Market: Private Investors Could Help, Then Hurt

New York Times | Diana B. Henriques | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Huge investment funds have already poured hundreds of billions of dollars into booming financial markets for commodities like wheat, corn and soybeans...