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Subject:  fertilizer prices drive up cost of food Date:  1/21/2022  12:15 PM
Author:  alstroemeria Number:  2372552 of 2381073

From South America’s avocado, corn and coffee farms to Southeast Asia’s plantations of coconuts and oil palms, high fertilizer prices are weighing on farmers across the developing world, making it much costlier to cultivate and forcing many to cut back on production.

That means grocery bills could go up even more in 2022, following a year in which global food prices rose to decade highs. An uptick would exacerbate hunger—already acute in some parts of the world because of pandemic-linked job losses—and thwart efforts by politicians and central bankers to subdue inflation.

That's as far as I can read (WSJ is behind a paywall for me). If anyone can quote or describe more, please do. Which fertilizers? Where mined/manufactured?

I prefer organic food myself, but to cut back on food prices, I'm cutting back on organics.

With an ice storm coming tonight, I witnessed low dairy & egg supplies at the store yesterday. All else (that I noticed) was fine (but grrr...I forgot to buy another garlic bulb or 2...I have only 5-6 cloves left...will have trouble making it through the weekend!). Costco looked well supplied 2 days ago, athough I never went to the paper goods corner.
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