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

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ISBN-10: 0137006101

ISBN-13: 9780137006106

Edition: 2010

Authors: Patrick Westhoff

List price: $29.95
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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…    
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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

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