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I don't need Coffee, people like me and Mr Sheen, wake up every day and have a cup of 'winning' tiger blood to start off are day.
Hopefully we'll see less of these on the street.
Resource Wars, Begun they have.
[quote]Coffee, sugar and cocoa prices will rise five- to 10-fold by 2014 because of shortages that will mean consumers getting â€œswampedâ€ by food-price inflation, according to Superfund Financial.
A lack of farmland and rising costs means growers will fail to keep up with demand, said Aaron Smith, managing director of Superfund Financial (Hong Kong) Ltd. and Superfund USA Inc. Commodities account for about 40 percent of Superfundâ€™s $1.25 billion assets under management. Smith correctly predicted record copper prices in November and a month later rightly anticipated that silver would outperform gold.
A United Nations index of world food prices jumped to a record last month, contributing to riots across northern Africa and the Middle East that already toppled leaders in Egypt and Tunisia. Global food security is threatened by â€œexcessive price volatility and speculation,â€ farm ministers from 48 countries said in a joint statement after meeting in Berlin in January.
â€œThereâ€™s a tremendous shortage of food, thereâ€™s a tremendous shortage of arable land,â€ Smith said in interview in London. â€œAny kind of food products are going to increase....
Arabica coffee traded on ICE Futures U.S. in New York almost doubled in the past year and traded at $2.663 a pound at 7:33 a.m. local time. Raw-sugar futures advanced 51 percent to 27.03 cents a pound, while cocoa is little changed at $2,960 a metric ton.
Coffee prices jumped after wet weather damaged crops in Colombia and on forecasts for a smaller harvest in Brazil, the worldâ€™s largest exporter. Sugar gained after floods in Pakistan and Australia and cocoa advanced as fighting after elections in November disrupted exports from Ivory Coast, the largest grower.â€ [/quote]
Blame it on too many people not enough land, But I would point the finger at 'ICE Futures' a Goldmann Sachs run Cartel speculators on commodities. Who drive the price up or down as they see fit.
Easter Island Earth, here we come.
[/quote]screw starbucks tim hortons coffee is the best!