Economics of Food How Feeding and Fueling the Planet Affects Food Prices

ISBN-10: 0137006101
ISBN-13: 9780137006106
Edition: 2010
Authors: Patrick Westhoff
List price: $29.95 Buy it from $11.61
eBook available
30 day, 100% satisfaction guarantee

If an item you ordered from TextbookRush does not meet your expectations due to an error on our part, simply fill out a return request and then return it by mail within 30 days of ordering it for a full refund of item cost.

Learn more about our returns policy

Description: Are Food Prices About to Careen Out of Control Again? Do biofuels cause world hunger--or is that all just hype? What are government food and energy policies really doing? What do you need to know before investing in the food and energy sectors? Food  More...

Used Starting from $14.15
eBooks Starting from $25.99
Buy
what's this?
Rush Rewards U
Members Receive:
coins
coins
You have reached 400 XP and carrot coins. That is the daily max!

Study Briefs

Limited time offer: Get the first one free! (?)

All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.

Add to cart
Study Briefs
Business Ethics Online content $4.95 $1.99
Add to cart
Study Briefs
Business Law Online content $4.95 $1.99
Add to cart
Study Briefs
Management Online content $4.95 $1.99

Customers also bought

Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading

Book details

List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Financial Times/Prentice Hall
Publication date: 5/14/2010
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 256
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Are Food Prices About to Careen Out of Control Again? Do biofuels cause world hunger--or is that all just hype? What are government food and energy policies really doing? What do you need to know before investing in the food and energy sectors? Food prices are more volatile and uncertain than ever, and massive growth in biofuels has introduced a huge new wildcard. Do more biofuels mean more hunger? Will a recovering economy raise food prices--and how much? The answers to questions like these will powerfully impact everyone on Earth. Now, leading researcher Patrick Westhoff has written the first objective, easy-to-understand primer on one of the coming decaders"s most crucial issues: the profoundly interconnected economics of food and energy. Westhoff cuts through the competing, noisy arguments coming from the biofuels industry, food activists, and everyone else with an axe to grind or fortunes at stake. If you eat, drive, or invest...if you make public policy or try to influence it...you need to read this book. In recent years, food prices have soared--and plummeted. As crops are increasingly shifted to biofuel production, will prices soar again? What are the hidden relationships between the food on your plate and the gas in your car? Will economic recovery lead directly to massive inflation in both foodandenergy? What do food prices have to do with world hunger? Now, one of the worldrs"s leading experts untangles the complex global relationships between food, energy, and economics and helps readers draw their own intelligent conclusions about the future of food. Patrick Westhoff reveals whatreallycauses large swings in food prices--and what may make them careen wildly in the future. Westhoff discusses the factors that drive food pricing: not just biofuels but also weather, income growth, exchange rates, energy prices, government policies, market speculation, and more. Next, he walks through several scenarios for the future, offering indispensable insights for consumers, commodity traders, and policymakers alike. Policies matter--more than you realize Governmentrs"s surprising impact on food prices--domestic and foreign Money in your pocket, food on your plate How changes in income and the broader economy affect food prices Speculating on speculation What market speculators can--andcanrs"t--do to food prices Stuff happens Predicting the impact of the surprises you canrs"t predict

Introduction: What Goes Up
Biofuel Boom
Tell Me the Oil Price
Policies Matter
Rain and Grain
Money in the Pocket, Food on the Plate
Food Appreciation and Dollar Depreciation
Speculating on Speculation
Stuff Happens
A Longer View
Appendix: Food 101
Endnotes
Index

×
Free shipping on orders over $35*

*A minimum purchase of $35 is required. Shipping is provided via FedEx SmartPost® and FedEx Express Saver®. Average delivery time is 1 – 5 business days, but is not guaranteed in that timeframe. Also allow 1 - 2 days for processing. Free shipping is eligible only in the continental United States and excludes Hawaii, Alaska and Puerto Rico. FedEx service marks used by permission."Marketplace" orders are not eligible for free or discounted shipping.

Learn more about the TextbookRush Marketplace.

×