Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Beer nirvana on the rocks?

Or a starving America? Shortages of hops, barley, and now demand for ethanol is driving up the prices for beer - and even food and dairy production.

Besides the obvious disappointment of rising booze prices, seeing staple food prices of grains, dairy and meats rising ~10% or so each year is going to really make it difficult for people in this country to survive.

The question will become, especially for those poorer Americans, a simple choice: drive or eat?

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