Saturday, July 2, 2011

The Durham wheat blues

From Bloomberg:

Unrelenting rainfall may have slashed U.S. planting of durum wheat to the lowest level in more than 50 years, fueling a surge in the price of pasta and noodles as mills scramble for supply of the grain.

Wondered how long it would be before we started hearing about more price hikes related to this year's disasters.

Might be time to pick up some extra pasta (and I'd suggest an extra bag of all-purpose and bread flour too, if you use them). Either that, or try the low-carb diet, which might be tough considering current meat prices.

The full story:

www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-06-24/pasta-price-may-surge-as-swamped-north-dakota-cuts-durum-supply.html

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