You are here: Home Food & Kitchen Food Industry How To Profit From The Global Food Shortage How To Profit From The Global Food Shortage by jkaplan April 8, 2013, 5:00 am Yet again, I came across an alarming headline: 9 Agriculture Stocks to Profit from Global Food Shortage Really? It must be a satire, I thought. But sadly, no. The website valuestockguide.com has posted a no-joke analysis of how to profit from the tragic global food shortage. The article suggests that companies dealing in fertilizers, grains/trading, seeds/chemicals, and farm equipment all stand to gain from the global food shortage. And, it comes as no surprise that environmentally unpopular companies like Archer Daniels Midland, DuPont and Monsanto are on the list. From valuestockguide.com: The inflation in the food prices is set to continue globally. The demand is rising faster than the supply can keep pace and in 2007 and 2008 there were riots in 60 countries due to run up in the prices of corn, wheat and soybeans … Agriculture has the potential to be one of the most promising investment themes for the coming decade (sorry Facebook investors!). Here are some of the selected stocks that you can use to play the agriculture theme. The post goes on to accurately point to two factors causing rising food prices globally: Increased demand from China. valuestockguide.com asserts that financial opportunities exist as “established players jockey to lock in supplies of essential grains and position themselves as a supplier to China.” They site the recent bid from the Japanese trading house Marubeni to acquire the US based grains merchant Gavilon (a spinoff from Conagra Foods) as being an obvious way of getting a footing in the Chinese supply channel. Diversion of agricultural resources to produce biofuels. The articles suggests that global agriculture giants are investing, and diverting grain, for the Ethanol market. The sad thing is that the author is probably right. To that all I can say is: Ugh! Its a twisted world we live in. See more Previous article Reader Recipe: Skinny Chicken and Spinach Curry Next article Giant Invasive Animals are Eating Louisiana: Rodents of Unusual Size One Comment Leave a Reply There needs to be another technological revolution in agriculture. With the constant growth in global population that’s the only humane way to stop this crisis. At this rate prices and profits won’t be the issue. We’ll have depleted all of our resources. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Upload a photo / attachment to this comment (PNG, JPG, GIF - 6 MB Max File Size): (Allowed file types: jpg, gif, png, maximum file size: 6MB.