Tag: United Nations

In the Eye of the Storm — This Week in the Grain Markets

Grains started the month of March fairly hot, trying to rebound from its end of February, with more liquidity being added to the market and more bulls coming to the table on weather concerns. Nonetheless, given the size of the short position that managed money is holding on the futures board, there are some fundamentals… Read more »

How “Little Things” Led to a UN Food Security Declaration

The prospect of nine billion people being on the earth in 2050 is pretty scary. Scarier yet, though, is the challenge of feeding them. But even scarier still is looking into the future and knowing that a scant 35 years from now, you, the person in the mirror, will be the one who’ll be trying… Read more »

Expanding Diversity in Agriculture — Pass the Chocolate Covered Crickets

In case you haven’t heard, the 2013 winners of the Hult Prize (a $1M prize to help entrepreneurs start a proposed business) is a group of students from McGill, who have addressed this year’s theme, “The Global Food Crisis,” with, you guessed it, crickets! Aspire Food Group aims to grow, prepare and sell edible insects. Currently, their… Read more »