Causes of Higher Food Prices

Chuck Zimmerman

Our latest ZimmPoll asked the question, “What causes higher food prices?” Most people responding seem to believe it’s a combination of factors – 47%. That’s followed by higher gas/energy costs at 23%, speculators at 18%, ethanol at 9% and weather at 3%. I wonder how the response would compare to an audience for a general news website like Fox or CNN. It sure doesn’t look like biofuels like ethanol are considered to be at fault. However, if you consider it to be a combination of factors, what would those be? Feel free to leave a comment.

Our new ZimmPoll is now live and asks the question, “How do farmers compare in social media use?” Let us know what you think and thanks for your your participation.

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Energy, food and fuel, Food prices, ZimmPoll