CNN: MEXICO CITY, Mexico, March 25, 2008 (AP)

” From subsistence farmers eating rice in Ecuador to gourmets feasting on escargot in France, consumers worldwide face rising food prices in what analysts call a perfect storm of conditions. Freak weather is a factor. But so are dramatic changes in the global economy, including higher oil prices, lower food reserves and growing consumer demand in China and India. .The world’s poorest nations still harbor the greatest hunger risk. Clashes over bread in Egypt killed at least two people last week, and similar food riots broke out in Burkina Faso and Cameroon this month.”

Oil is used in the manufacture and marketing of everything. Planting and harvesting crops requires oil. The recent surge in oil will find its way down to the consumer..There is another factor driving up oil. The wealth of the people in China and India is increasing. This will place a huge demand on resources. Inflation is back!