Drouth, ethanol & world hunger

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    THE ECONOMIC COLLAPSE
    July 22, 2012

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    The price of corn hit an all-time record high on Thursday. So did the price of soybeans.
    The price of corn is up about 50 percent since the middle of last month, and the price of wheat has risen by about 50 percent over the past five weeks.
    On Thursday, corn for September delivery reached $8.166 per bushel, and many analysts believe that it could hit $10 a bushel before this crisis is over.
    The worst drought in the United States in more than 50 years is projected to continue well into August, and more than 1,300 counties in the United States have been declared to be official natural disaster areas.
    So how is this crisis going to affect the average person on the street? Well, most Americans and most Europeans are going to notice their grocery bills go up significantly over the coming months. That will not be pleasant.
    But in other areas of the world this crisis could mean the difference between life and death for some people.

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    Given your financial resources, your geographic location, and your pecking position,
    who cares if our inefficient transportation means, methods and system
    wastes irreplaceable energy

    and starves human beings and other forms of earthlife?
    Really cares?

    You?
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    Fighting global hunger...
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    Business Model Aids Hunger Relief
    January 14, 2013 - For every snack sold, Two Degrees donates a nutritious meal to a malnourished child
     
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    Marching towards disaster one vote at a time...
     
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    Parasites `causin' malnutrition in Africa...
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    Study in Malawi Links Microbes to Malnutrition Deaths
    January 31, 2013 - A new study finds giving malnourished children antibiotics along with the usual nutritional treatment could save tens of thousands of lives each year.
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    Thailand Rewards Nigerian Doctor for Work on River Blindness
    January 31, 2013 — A pioneering doctor in the fight against the river blindness disease in sub-Saharan Africa has received a prestigious award in Thailand - the Prince Mahidol Award for outstanding contributions in public health. Doctor Uche Amazigo says she is upbeat about efforts to combat the disease, despite political instability that has set back outreach efforts.
     
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    brazil tried ethanol and it was a financial disaster, now they are drilling for offshore oil with money loaned to them by the USA (obama/soros/petrobas)
     
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    New test for river blindness...
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    Researchers Develop Simple Test for River Blindness
    February 28, 2013 - Diagnosing the tropical parasitic illness Onchocerciasis, also known as river blindness, might soon be as easy as testing a urine sample. Such a simple test would permit more effective diagnosis and treatment of a disease that now afflicts nearly 18 million people around the world.
     
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    High food prices are due to large corporations & government price supports.


    "The U.S. Department of Agriculture is considering buying 400,000 tons of sugar - Enough for 142 billion Hershey's HSY -0.08%Kisses—to stave off a wave of defaults by sugar processors that borrowed $862 million under a government price-support program. The action aims to prop up tumbling U.S. sugar prices, which have fallen 18% since the USDA made the nine-month operations-financing loans beginning in October."
     
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    Hunger across the globe costs billions...
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    Report: Child Malnutrition Costs Global Economy Billions
    May 28, 2013 — A report by a Britain-based charity says one-quarter of the world's children may underperform at school because of chronic malnutrition. Save the Children says tackling malnutrition should be a priority for G8 leaders meeting next month in Northern Ireland.
     

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