Monthly Archives: June 2011

Airfields vs cropfields: the aviation industry is turning to biofuels

Capital area food bank to begin charging for fresh produce, and sending out scavenging parties. Washington Post June 25 2011 26 June 2011 Christina Tey writes: The Washington Post today reported that rising food prices were forcing the Capital Area … Continue reading

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A day’s worth: the global demand for oil

“The world is headed for an energy crunch that could cripple the global economy.” Dr Fatih Birol, chief economist, the International Energy Authority Norman Pagett writes: Right now 60 million barrels of oil are being released from ‘emergency stocks’. That … Continue reading

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Greeks bearing debts?

The gravity of the situation is lost on this administration. Stefanos Manos, Greek Government Norman Pagett writes: The present broken state of the Greek economy is more than a blip, a temporary difficulty, or a rarity. This is the new … Continue reading

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Feeding the market: the future of commodities trading

“The food system is pretty well bust in the world,” Barbara Stocking, chief executive, Oxfam, June 2011 Christina Tey writes: The world’s biggest commodities trader Glencore took its place in the FTSE100 index of top companies this month, becoming an … Continue reading

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