Odds ‘n Sods:

RBS flagged this: Food Prices Soar as Farmers Bail on Corn.

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Horton suggested some good commentary by Aubie Baltin, posted over at Gold-Eagle: A Time for Reflection

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Ready Made Resources now sellsan inexpensive and lightweight solar oven that works quite well. The stove with shipping (in the US) is just $44.95

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Bill from Ohio kindly sent us a plethora of recent news article links related to the world’s now scant food supplies:

Food riots in Haiti: BBC article and YouTube video.

Rising prices around the world

Rice price hits Philippines poor

Asians hit by rice pinch

World food shortages to stay: riots at risk

India and Africa urge a re-think of biofuels

New Zealand food prices demand food strategy