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Energy: Oil, Agriculture, Food, Commodities & Cost of Living (13)


PlanetArk – Analysis: Wood Fuel Poised To Be Next Global Commodity; MSNBC.com – Drought in US, EU stressing crops, farmers; U.S. wheat prices are on their way to their biggest weekly gain; Financial Times blog, “Beyond BRICS” – Locusts: looming … Continue reading

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Energy: Oil, Agriculture, Food, Commodities & Cost of Living (12)


Bloomberg – World Food Prices Rise to Near-Record High as Inflation Speeds Up, UN Says; USA Today – Food for thought: How energy is squandered in food industry; Bloomberg – France’s Second-Hottest April in Century Desiccates Farm Fields; Irish Economist … Continue reading

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Energy: Oil, Agriculture, Food, Commodities & Cost of Living (11)


Commodity Online – The end of cheap energy is here: IEA: The International Energy Agency warned that it won’t be easy to reverse the rise in energy prices because it’s getting harder to access and exploit conventional resources. “The age … Continue reading

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Energy: Oil, Agriculture, Food, Commodities & Cost of Living (9)


Aengus Ó Snodaigh TD / Sinn Féin – Government must address fuel poverty crisis: “2,500 households have had their gas and electricity cut off in the first two months of the year. 150,000 ESB customers are experiencing debt difficulties and … Continue reading

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Energy: Oil, Agriculture, Food, Commodities & Cost of Living (8)


New Zealand’s Stuff.co.nz – Slavery at sea exposed: Secret papers reveal the government has allowed fishermen from poor countries to be exploited in New Zealand waters. Workers are fishing in rusting boats turned into high seas sweatshops… The government papers … Continue reading

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Energy: Oil, Agriculture, Food, Commodities & Cost of Living (7)


ZeroHedge – Gaddafi Starts Bombarding His Own Oil Fields John Robb / Global Guerillas – JOURNAL: Oil > $100 Crunch time ahead (again)?: All of the excessively financial leverage and fraudulent derivative wealth we had during the last melt down … Continue reading

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Energy: Oil, Agriculture, Food, Commodities & Cost of Living (6)


Reuters – Libya rebels may sell first oil cargo this week PlanetArk – Analysis; Political support may be holding for nuclear power and offshore oil: A theory of “Peak Everything” suggests we are running short of vital assets such as … Continue reading

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Energy: Oil, Agriculture, Food, Commodities & Cost of Living (4)


Aengus Ó Snodaigh TD – Government must address fuel poverty crisis: Speaking in the Dáil this morning Sinn Féin Spokesperson on Social Protection Aengus Ó Snodaigh has called on the Government to take urgent action on the fuel poverty crisis … Continue reading

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Food / Agriculture


UPDATE – The Telegraph – North Korea’s food stocks running dry, UN warns: North Korea’s government food distribution programme will run dry in May and put one-quarter of the country’s 24 million people at risk of starvation, the United Nations … Continue reading

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Energy: Oil, Agriculture, Food, Commodities & Cost of Living (2) – Wars & Rumours of War


The Tehran Times – High food prices to stay – IMF: World food prices are likely to persist, as it will take years for supply growth to respond to growing global demand, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said Thursday. Going … Continue reading

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Energy: Oil, Agriculture, Food, Commodities & Cost of Living


The Independent (UK) – The price of food is at the heart of this wave of revolutions: No one saw the uprisings coming, but their deeper cause isn’t hard to fathom BBC / David McWilliams – Interview on: the economic … Continue reading

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Irish Independent: Greencore’s Enablers Shafted Irish Agriculture


From John Shirley at The Irish Independent: In the midst of our worst financial crisis and with the IMF in town, we got only spin and codology from cabinet ministers Ahern and Dempsey. Alongside this came the revelation from the … Continue reading

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