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I hope Obama will have rainforest reform.
Glad to see the strib is partnering with CCO, hopefully they can survive with the newspaper internet taking over the printed version. Would be an interesting story...
Looking forward to read the rest of this series.
remember the bruhaha this summer of sky high gas prices, then food prices and everything else raising as a result? Hmmm, gas prices have dropped, but why haven't we heard about food and other prices dropping as well? I guess we can't have prices falling because then the panic needed to drive the new administration will disappear. No we have to keep prices high to drive home the point how much this nation needs a savior.
Horrible story - no content, just a defense regarding the injustices caused by Cargill around the world. Matt, get a new lens. Cause a stir, actually say something negative about this system and maybe i'll spend some time reading the next part.
... I think the vast majority of people who read this learned quite a bit about a subject new to them. Is it biased? Absolutely.But this bias is fully disclosed when the reporter states "...we wanted to tell that story through Minnesota companies...". I look forward to other segments that add balance.
Want cheaper food? Then quit reproducing like rats
Important and timely article. We all want cheap prices, but we will pay dearly later when the rain forest is destroyed.
Cargill are taking advantage of the people's addiction to money to give them an incentive to destroy the environment. down the road, howerver, "the farmers" will wind up selling off their farms to Cargill and suffer the fate of US farmers where big ag rules.
Like most of the time the farmers get the blame for high food prices. Just a bit of imformation to you uninformed people our commodity prices are less than half of what they were 6 months ago. I haven't seen prices in the grocery store cut in half. Maybe there is a few more things involved
Because we can produce more of it (your basic grains), and cheaper. This article is silly.
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