Tag archive for ‘food prices’
By Tristan Fischer On Wednesday, August 15th, 2012
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Drying up. What happens to farms if there is no water?

NASA’s Landsat satellite images of the growing agriculture industry in the northern reaches of the Syrian Desert in Saudi Arabia. The aquifer water is expected to last another 25 years. Four questions: First, More...

By historyfuturenow On Saturday, July 28th, 2012
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Black Swans and why History, Future. Now is not bleak

Nassim Nicholas Taleb is famous for his 2008 book, The Black Swan, in which he came up with a very simple idea: that big changes can suddenly happen, apparently out of nowhere.  He uses the Wall Street crash, More...

By historyfuturenow On Monday, July 16th, 2012
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More expensive Coca Cola and global warming

As the UK goes through one of the wettest summers in recorded history, the US is experiencing one of the driest, with serious drought widespread across the continent and has allowed the US Agriculture Department More...