Embrace the endless ocean: where to look when food prices soar

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In the faintly surreal early days of 2020, as shops emptied of essential goods, it must be said that Wodehouse’s prognosis came true

I was, frequently, easily distinguishable from a ray of sunshine, when I was proven unable to locate my preferred beer. Still, such shortages in essentials seemed ephemeral, and at least, when they were available, they could be had at more or less the usual price. Yet as media attention currently focuses, justifiably, on the hardships faced by households as energy prices soar, secondary factors seem to have slipped through the cracks. Namely, the potential knock-on impact on agricultural yields and food prices. One of the miracles of modernity has been the ability to offset Malthus...

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