I must confess that I'm a saddo who frequently watches the BBC World Business Report between 0530 and 0600. I know, I need to get out more don't I? This morning I saw an astonishing interview with Alpesh Patel which made me sit bolt upright. See what you make of it. I should say that I believe these BBC iplayer links are only active for about 2 weeks so time is of the essence if you want to be amazed. Warning, don't watch if you are of a delicate nature!
PS: Eva has alerted me to the fact that this video can't be viewed outside of the UK so for those who can't see it amoung the things he talks about is that the natural disasters of the last 12 months have an "end of the world" feel about them and are almost biblical in scale. He said "read your bible it's all there". One of his predictions is that the 3rd world countries are now getting richer and as a result their demand for food is going up, but because of these disasters the supply is declining. He predicts that food prices will rise by 50% in the West this year. Wow! Time to stock up on provisions!!
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