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Food, fuel and inflation
Posted: 16 August 2011

Living in a highly connected world means you certainly get the news instantly - whether it's bad or good. But it seems that each new crisis that arises promises even darker days ahead; from famine in Somalia to looting in London, debt in Europe to inflation in Asia.

Food and fuel will always be key concerns in social and economic terms. We can't pursue 'normal' lives without them. Global food prices are approaching an all time high, last seen three years ago, while oil is remaining buoyant, despite the spectre of a double-dip recession. Will the scenario depicted in this MindBullet be upstaged by current events, or will one of those black swans hatching in the labs completely change the ground rules? Either way, we are faced with radical challenges, which require more radical solutions, and not more business as usual.

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