Thank you Casey Serin.
Thank you mortgage brokers.
Thank you realtors.
Thank you investment bankers.
Thank you Alan Greenspan and Ben Bernanke.
Thank you ethanol farmers.
Thank you George Bush.
Thank you General Motors.
Thank you Chinese communist party leaders.
And thank you American consumers and Wal-Mart shoppers.
You are now about to starve millions to death.
Hope it was worth it.
Donate to the World Hunger and Relief fund here. And stop using ethanol, stop buying Chinese crap at Wal-Mart and start connecting the dots.
April 12 (Bloomberg) -- Further gains in food prices would be ``terrible'' for the world's poor and throw hundreds of thousands of them into starvation, International Monetary Fund Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn said.
Governments throughout Asia, Africa and the Middle East are seeking to combat food inflation and avoid social unrest by curbing exports or lifting import duties on basic food staples such as rice. Global food prices surged 57 percent last month from a year earlier, according to the United Nations, and the World Bank warns civil disturbances may be triggered in 33 countries.
If food inflation keeps accelerating at its current rate ``the consequences will be terrible,'' Strauss-Kahn told reporters at the IMF's semi-annual meeting in Washington today. ``Hundreds of thousands of people will be starving, leading to a disruption in the economic environment.''