Is A Famine Next? Food Inflation, Food Riots, and Investing in Commodities and other Real Things


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Why food costs are soaring and what we can do about it. Why inflation rates could start to drop. Why commodity futures, including agriculture futures, have been lousy inflation hedges, and what has worked better.

Topics covered include:

  • Previous investment recommendations by Money For the Rest of Us to combat inflation
  • Why commodity futures hedge against unexpected inflation but have underperformed inflation over the long-term
  • A recommended ETF for investing in commodity futures
  • What is causing the jump in food prices and fertilizer
  • Why the risk of food shortages is increasing and what are remedies to solve it
  • Why agriculture price increases don't always lead to higher food costs at the store
  • Why inflation rates could slow in the coming months

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Show Notes

Ukraine War Threatens to Cause a Global Food Crisis by Jack Nicas—The New York Times

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is causing record-high food prices—The Economist

As sanctions bite Russia, fertilizer shortage imperils world food supply by Tom Polansek and Ana Mano—Reuters

All That’s Stopping a Full-Blown Food Crisis? Rice by Javier Blas—The Washington Post

Packaged-food firms are running out of room to raise prices—The Economist

Prospective Plantings, March 31, 2022—USDA

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