Daily Archives: 09/13/2012

Rising Food Prices Continue to Climb

Rising Food Prices Continue to Climb, with Prices Up 10% in July Alone

By Lisa Garber – NationofChange  – Published: Sunday 9 September 2012

“Use of corn in the production of ethanol in the U.S.—accounting for up to 40 percent of corn crop—has also been blamed for the price jump.”

 Food prices are rising, and consumers are feeling it. Rising food prices aren’t only hitting America, they are happening around the world. Costs have gone up 10 percent between June and July alone, with  reaching record prices. This outpaces the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization’s estimate of a 6 percent increase.

Rising Food Prices and Vulnerable Populations

While we may all see small changes in the grocery store and in grocery bills, World Bank president Jim Yong Kim says countries reliant on imported grains, especially “Africa and the Middle East are particularly vulnerable.”                Continue reading

The Democratic Party is a Big Fraud by Dave Lindorff

The Democratic Party is a Big Fraud

Sat, 09/08/2012 – 23:28 — Anonymous
by: Dave Lindorff  –  This article was first published on the website of PressTV

Just looking at the video images of the two conventions — the Republican one last week in Tampa, Florida, and this week’s Democratic convention in Charlotte, NC — one can see the fundamental contrast between the rank-and-file of the two parties.

They are really and truly different cohorts.

Scanning the Republican delegates and convention-goers in Tampa, one labors mightily to find even one black face, or even an obvious brown Latino face or an Asian face. It is a white, and predominantly male, crowd that one sees. It is also an angry crowd, cheering at the venom spewed against Democrats, welfare recipients, immigrants and others who are not part of the “real America,” of allegedly self-reliant white men.  [Read more]

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