I think we are in for a very serious situation worldwide.

Robert Thompson, a food security expert at the Chicago Council of Global Affairs from the Guardian on the ‘corn crisis’ and respective drought effects on US agriculture.

  1. I predicted this; for agricultural political scientists, this was as plain as day. High market percentage + unstable weather patterns/repetitive history (Dust Bowl) = global vulnerability.
  2. Say what you will about USAG(riculture) - and SAY PLENTY - but this will be devastating for world (wide) hunger.
  3. This experience will (hopefully) inform our knowledge of artificially deflated agricultural markets (corn, US subsidies) and ‘comparative advantage’ … and HOPEFULLY NAFTA.
  4. If you have questions about this situation, global agricultural markets, technicalities (subsidies, comparative advantage, etc), or agricultural trade, ask.

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