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Melman on Gold & Silver (2007 Year in Review)

While housing remained in its confirmed downtrend, another growing problem began to get some serious ink, namely the developing feed grain shortages combined with food price inflation. The combination of growing demand, steadily diminishing farmlands and new set-asides of grains for ethanol began to bite hard and it appears that the food price inflation story is only just beginning.

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