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The Credit Crisis and Global Food Security

November 30, 2008

Submitted by c. hansen on Sun, 2008-11-30 18:50.

In early November, I wrote a brief blog about the drastic inflation in the price of farm inputs, the collapse of commodity prices within the global grain market, and the difficulty of farmers to acquire loans for the upcoming 2008-2009 agricultural season.

Soon after, Jason Bradford interviewed Ben Gisin from Touch the Soil magazine on the radio program the Reality Report. Early in the interview Ben and Jason engaged in a clear and fruitful dialog that spoke directly to the positive feedback loop related falling commodity prices, the increasing price of farm inputs, and the reluctance of banks to administer loans.

Further commentaries within the interview included global food security, local agriculture, and current trends in the national dialog about sustainable food production.

This radio show is archived on Global Public Media and can be accessed by the link below.

Reality Report with Bradford and Gisin:…

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