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Europe’s bread price crisis highlights growing risk of food shortages and higher prices in 2023

Food shortages and price rises are inevitable next year. So we all need to reduce the 25% of food now thrown away each year in the developed world. And in the developing world, we need to reduce the 25% lost due to logistics and storage failures.  The less we waste, the more there will be to eat. 

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Food costs and interest rates rise as energy and fertilizer supplies are hit by the invasion

It’s going to be a very difficult winter. Most of the world will be impacted as Europe bids up energy/food prices to keep its people warm and fed. And it would never have happened if policymakers had recognised the importance of geopolitics, energy markets and demographics.

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FT Letters - Jackson Hole comment by Paul Hodges

Jackson Hole is a chance to prepare for a financial shock

The problems began with the supply chain crisis caused by the pandemic. Russia’s war in Ukraine then created a further challenge. And now we face the risk of famine as fertiliser costs become unaffordable. Central bankers at their annual Jackson Hole get-together should therefore focus on preparing for the arrival of a potential Fourth Horseman of the Apocalypse, in the shape of a major financial crisis.

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