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(BBC-US)   Happy with what you eat? You're destroying Brazil's eco-system, you selfish fark   ( bbc.com) divider line
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2018-11-08 05:53:49 PM  
plenty of soybeans sitting around rotting in the midwest
 
2018-11-08 09:29:08 PM  

Dead for Tax Reasons: plenty of soybeans sitting around rotting in the midwest


Tofu prices have yet to plummet.

/laugh all you want, but try to take away my ma po to fu and you'll draw back a stump
 
2018-11-08 10:02:23 PM  
It is not my fault many speculate on foodstuffs and make money off of this.
I also do not own a mine, or a sawmill, and they have been stripping the Amazon basin for minerals and timber for quite a few decades.
Brazil sucks, film at 11 .
 
2018-11-08 10:07:47 PM  

alienated: It is not my fault many speculate on foodstuffs and make money off of this.
I also do not own a mine, or a sawmill, and they have been stripping the Amazon basin for minerals and timber for quite a few decades.
Brazil sucks, film at 11 .


Wait till you see their new president.
 
2018-11-08 11:20:03 PM  

Mister Peejay: Dead for Tax Reasons: plenty of soybeans sitting around rotting in the midwest

Tofu prices have yet to plummet.

/laugh all you want, but try to take away my ma po to fu and you'll draw back a stump


Soy beans are a garbage crop grown mainly to add nitrogen back to the soil after growing things that make money.

The reason there is so much soy in junk food and animal feed is because it's cheap waste product.

It's also terrible for you, either directly or indirectly when you eat things that were fed soy.
 
2018-11-08 11:59:33 PM  

Dead for Tax Reasons: plenty of soybeans sitting around rotting in the midwest


Yeah I saw a headline the other day that said 95% of US soy beans are sitting unsold due to the tariffs.
I DNRTFA and don't know if that number is true but if it is, that's bad.
 
2018-11-09 12:23:10 AM  

abhorrent1: Dead for Tax Reasons: plenty of soybeans sitting around rotting in the midwest

Yeah I saw a headline the other day that said 95% of US soy beans are sitting unsold due to the tariffs.
I DNRTFA and don't know if that number is true but if it is, that's bad.


I'm not sure if it is that high, but if it is not, it's very close. My brothers are both in the grain business and follow the markets very closely, as one is a grain buyer and the other is the manager of a grain elevator. Both say the same thing... That soybean futures are well and truly farked as there are tens of millions of bushels lying around outside literally rotting for lack of storage space. It is cheaper to let them rot and go to waste than  it is to store them. The second thing they say is that when the implications of Trumps tariffs hit the agricultural market, truly hit, that the sequelae are going to be cataclysmic. Going to be some rough times ahead, folks.
 
2018-11-09 12:29:52 AM  
Foie gras has nothing to do with Brazil.
 
2018-11-09 01:52:00 AM  
Sim certo, como manteiga no macaco.
 
2018-11-09 02:49:00 AM  
Yes, I am happy with what I eat.  Mostly because I don't eat soybeans.

/wilingly
 
2018-11-09 10:00:25 AM  

alienated: It is not my fault many speculate on foodstuffs and make money off of this.
I also do not own a mine, or a sawmill, and they have been stripping the Amazon basin for minerals and timber for quite a few decades.
Brazil sucks, film at 11 .


Yep.  Corrupt provincial officials ignored national enviro laws...which the new guy will no doubt dispense with completely.

They wanted jobs more than an environment, and they're hardly the only people like that on the planet.
 
2018-11-09 12:06:12 PM  
Each year, the Rainforest is responsible for over three thousand deaths from accidents, attacks or illnesses.There are over seven hundred things in the Rainforest that cause cancer.

World! Join the fight now and help stop the Rainforest before it's too late.

/rainforest shmainforest
 
2018-11-09 01:07:21 PM  

Dead for Tax Reasons: plenty of soybeans sitting around rotting in the midwest


Not so much.

US soybean exports are actually not declining. Prices are down some, but they're starting to show signs of going back up to previous levels.

The thing is, soybeans are what you call "fungible." As long as there's some sort of world market, you can sell them somewhere. There isn't enough extra crop capacity in the world to take over the China market from the US without cutting someone else out.

Basically, while the US isn't selling to China, those bushels are going to Canada and Mexico and Europe and the rest of Asia, while the countries that were selling to those places are shipping to China instead.
 
2018-11-09 01:24:38 PM  

alienated: It is not my fault many speculate on foodstuffs and make money off of this.
I also do not own a mine, or a sawmill, and they have been stripping the Amazon basin for minerals and timber for quite a few decades.
Brazil sucks, film at 11 .


Yes, but as an American, it's your fault for the way you live.
 
2018-11-09 02:20:52 PM  

cirby: Dead for Tax Reasons: plenty of soybeans sitting around rotting in the midwest

Not so much.

US soybean exports are actually not declining. Prices are down some, but they're starting to show signs of going back up to previous levels.

The thing is, soybeans are what you call "fungible." As long as there's some sort of world market, you can sell them somewhere. There isn't enough extra crop capacity in the world to take over the China market from the US without cutting someone else out.

Basically, while the US isn't selling to China, those bushels are going to Canada and Mexico and Europe and the rest of Asia, while the countries that were selling to those places are shipping to China instead.


as of the article the other day, they were in an ever-increasing pile in north dakota
 
2018-11-09 08:13:04 PM  

Dead for Tax Reasons: as of the article the other day, they were in an ever-increasing pile in north dakota


Some farmers are piling up soy, but it's for storage, in hopes prices will go up when China runs out of other suppliers (which they are), or other countries can't get enough. No, it's not rotting, it's just a pile waiting to be sold for a better price.

Total US soybean exports have increased since last year, and prices are starting to recover.
 
2018-11-10 03:30:01 AM  

mrsleep: alienated: It is not my fault many speculate on foodstuffs and make money off of this.
I also do not own a mine, or a sawmill, and they have been stripping the Amazon basin for minerals and timber for quite a few decades.
Brazil sucks, film at 11 .

Yes, but as an American, it's your fault for the way you live.


that tears it. since Malibu is on fire, I can only do my part by setting piles of tires alight.
 
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