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Author Newman, Kara, author.

Title The secret financial life of food : from commodities markets to supermarkets / Kara Newman.

Publication Info. New York : Columbia University Press, [2013]

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Description 1 online resource (x, 194 pages) : illustrations.
Series Arts and traditions of the table: perspectives on culinary history
Arts and traditions of the table.
Summary "One morning while reading Barron's magazine, Kara Newman took note of a casual bit of advice offered by famed commodities trader Jim Rogers. 'Buy breakfast, ' he told investors, referring to the value of rising pork belly and frozen orange juice futures. The statement inspired Newman to take a closer look at agricultural commodities, from the iconic pork belly to the more obscure peppercorn and nutmeg. The results, recorded in this fascinating history, show not only how contracts listed on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange can read like a menu but also how market behavior can dictate global economic and culinary practice"--Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 167-182) and index.
Contents How does commodities trading work? -- The spice route -- The commodity that built a nation: corn futures -- Great grains -- Butter-and-egg men -- The mochaccino market: coffee, sugar, and cocoa -- Cattle call -- This little piggy made a market: the rise and fall of pork bellies -- When money grows on trees: produce futures -- Super soybeans -- The future of food futures? Contracts to consider.
Local Note eBooks on EBSCOhost EBSCO eBook Subscription Academic Collection - North America
Subject Commodity exchanges -- History.
Agriculture -- Economic aspects -- History.
Food -- History.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Newman, Kara. Secret financial life of food. New York : Columbia University Press, ©2013 9780231156707 (DLC) 2012010138 (OCoLC)787506810
ISBN 9780231527347 (electronic bk.)
0231527349 (electronic bk.)
9780231156707 (cloth : alk. paper)
0231156707 (cloth : alk. paper)