China – Historic Cold Creates Massive Inflation In Vegetable Prices

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Average price of vegetables jumps 55 percent in ten weeks.

Figures from the Ministry of Agriculture show that prices of 27 vegetables in the first week of 2013 increased 4.5 percent week-on-week. reports on the exact weather numbers: In the past ten weeks, average price of vegetables has jumped 55 percent.

China is experiencing unusual chills this winter with its national average temperature hitting the lowest in 28 years. Snow and ice have closed highways, canceled flights, stranded tourists and knocked out power in several provinces.

China Meteorological Administration on Friday said the national average was 25 degrees Fahrenheit since late November, the coldest in nearly three decades.

Northeast China coldest in 43 years

The average temperature in northeast China dipped to -4.5 degrees F, the coldest in 43 years, and dropped to a 42-year low of -18.7 degrees F in northern China.

As I’ve been warning, We’ll be fighting in the streets for food long before we’re covered by ice.

5 thoughts on “China – Historic Cold Creates Massive Inflation In Vegetable Prices”

  1. Since the last ‘cold spell’, in the last 30 years China has industrialised and the population has increased by half as much again to 1.5 billion as have many other countries now shivering. I had at first thought that the smaller populations could survive better in the past, the last ice age or the Maunder minimum, but upon reflection during the ‘year without a summer’ in Europe alone hundreds of thousands died of famine, today I think we could add a zero to this.

  2. Sounds like the Chinese need to crank up several more coal fired power plants to see if that will warm things up.

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