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Oil, Food, Riots, Instability

Last year at the 2010 ASPO conference (and over the years at other places) I’ve highlighted the connection between oil prices and food prices – and the ways that our increasingly tightly tied oil and food systems unravel together. If you missed these graphs last week, they’ll give you the beginnings of the picture, but…

If you want to see it in color, all you have to do is google image up a history of the price of oil and superimpose it on the price of various staple crops. Take a look at oil and then rice, soybeans, wheat and corn. Look closely at 2008, and at the present. I…