Eliminates the "market" the food shortage?

According to neoclassical doctrine, it should actually work quite simply: increasing demand leads to a higher price, which in turn leads to an incentive for more production. In reality, however, only the first part of the model has worked like a textbook.

Investment in the food industry is actually increasing – partly because financial assets have been largely discredited by the banking crisis. Now a lot of speculators’ money is going into soy, corn, rice, wheat or sugar instead. The prices of the products listed in the index sp gsci agriculture total return listed agricultural products rose 45 percent in one year. With cocoa certificates, investors were able to record a price increase of more than 43 percent in 2008 alone; for wheat, this figure was 35 percent and for rice, 30 percent. Because speculators orient themselves only conditionally at the demand, but all the more at the behavior of other speculators, there is even the possibility of a "bubble formation".

A new investigation confirms the age of paintings in the chauvet hollow and forces a description of the art history

In december 1994, jean-marie chauvet, who was at this time as a temporary supervisor for the hollow in the ardèche region at the french ministry of culture, made a sunday walk with two friends with two friends. Chauvet led her to a hollow and they went to explore. The hobby researcher had become curious about a rock in a stream by a breeze and what the three found, overtruft by far their expectations: a huge hollow system that has many different hollow paintings. There are 300 drawings of nashorners, auerochsen, lowen, mammuts, horses – big and expressive appears a whole bestiary in front of the eyes of the amazing viewer. Chauvet reported quite properly the discovery of the hollow and little later appeared the first specialist for hollow painting, which confirmed that it is palaolithic art, because he diagnosed the typical signs of erosion.

The professional world was critical, because an auxiliary overseer brought something so spectacular to light, the specialist seemed unlikely the specialist. The broken cowl bodied, more than one undertook, it had to be a false. Chauvet, so has been folded, have been done by the extremely impressive and dynamic drawings my own hand.

Eliminating damage from invasive species already costs eu countries more than 10 billion euros a year – but the worst is yet to come, researchers warn

The fact that a plant or animal species no longer lives in the place where it originated does not necessarily pose a problem. Germany’s fauna and flora also consists of many "foreign", which we have long since ceased to regard as such. Corn poppies and cornflowers are as much a part of the landscape as most crops, pears and plums, many grains, tomatoes and potatoes. Since the discovery of america, 12,000 plant species have been brought to central europe – after the romans had already brought countless species to our latitudes.

However, it sometimes happens that a newcomer copes better with the local environmental conditions than its long-established neighbors. In such a case it can happen that native species are displaced – this is called an invasive species. Although only a small percentage of new arrivals are able to take advantage of conditions (out of 1,000 new species, about 100 gain some prominence, ten are bred in, and only one becomes a problem), the phenomenon has become the second most important cause of biodiversity loss, right after habitat destruction.

Reports on the financing of his visit to iraq raise interesting questions

Even more than two years after his accidental death, the austrian right-wing populist jorg haider still keeps the media busy. While a few months ago reports about haider’s secret coffers disavowed the right-wing politician even among his supporters, the austrian magazine profil now reports that haider received large subsidies for his iraq flight in may 2002 from the german federal intelligence service (grube an die achse des bosen). This was the second of a total of three iraq circles of the austrian right-wing pigeon.

According to the newspaper, the contacts were made through an austrian businessman. The latter is said to have organized overflight and landing permits on behalf of the bnd and paid for the private jet in which the then carinthian governor and chairman of the right-wing fpo took off for his second flight to baghdad in may 2002, where he is also said to have received a million-dollar donation from the saddam regime.

Despite the individual initiatives, the broad inner arabic debate is still waiting, but the trend towards "stop islamism" in the region is initiated

Whether from the year 2005 n. Chr. Or 1426 n.D. Hijra looked at: the nearby east falls on by ruck waiting. Arabs explain this almost exclusively with the (undeniable) imperialist crimes, which the west committed and commits them. Your own access remains hidden. At clear hinhoren, however, a self-critical tendency will be loud, which seems far more bin laden terror than bush’s campaign.

The tide of development videos, the worldwide connection – and not least the self-carried out company design of the taliban have undoubtedly a rethinking under muslims if not spy, so accelerated. Justified numerous fatwas the 11. September still as a criminal court, the tenor is many to madrid and beslan many times: "we are the worst of all". An end to militant religiosity and the shoulder with a political democratic practice is required. A reorientation, the gilles kepel and olivier roy already before the 11. September as "post-islamism" lay out.

"Arabs in general and the saudis in particular life for their mobile phones, in a way that was not understood in other parts of the world"

But but also saudi hosts are intelled – as far as it is regime critic " and no longer stop a revolution if they are no longer to be stopped: a real arab, which stands on, the mobile phone is not to be taken away; even if he can make pictures that "haram", forbidden, are. The eternal tender, the scheitan (satan), hides itself in the handbox. The knowledge of the spiritual authorities has long and the pious also, which is why certain applications must be accurately regulated.

It is more as a pity that he is silent. No one else showed everyday life in saudi arabia so vividly, with sharp joke and surprising insights, like the saudi blogger "the religion policeman" (see. To do this, the mission of the religious policeman). About a year ago, he has set his blog, highly probably from personal safety, unfortunately completely unnoticed from the blogosphere and so without a loud break – a loss. "The religious policeman" was an ironic and bright observer of saudi conditions. Therefore knew (entry from 19.April) he was already in the spring of last year that the saudi authorities were no chance that "mobile revolution" to stop:

Gruner state legislator gets caught in dragnet investigation

The dragnet search for alleged terrorists or their helpers usually takes place silently. Master unnoticed tampering with civil servants’ computers, desks and inaccessible offices. Nothing is known about successes.

Consequently, there will not have been any so far, because otherwise they would certainly have been announced with a rough noise. So far, the only known breaches have been. Right at the beginning of this nonsensical and costly police operation, when an afghan but peaceful employee of berlin-tegel airport was temporarily caught in the clutches of state forces due to a mistake by the interception service. Or last week, when tariq ali, a british man of letters of pakistani origin, learned about the special nature of bavarian police. (see also you should not travel with such books)

Do you really want to fly there now?

Vacation now? Flying? Turkey? Yes, but this time the german holidaymaker does not get any nice vacation wishes on the way. Since the terrorist attacks in the usa and the preparations for the retaliatory measures, no tourist can look forward to his well-deserved vacation any more. "There all muslims and if it goes off…", but this sentence is hardly finished by any interlocutor. In addition to concerned inquiries, the vacationer also receives sarcastically pragmatic remarks along the way: "we wish you a bomb atmosphere".

Mother-in-law calls, "do you really want to fly?" in all seriousness she proposes a transfer to sudtirol. At the same time a text message reaches me: "hello, can i stay with you for a few days?? Everybody is totally crazy and looking for me! Need a good friend now! Would be pleased. Osama bin laden." then a phone call and the joke: "oh yes, he wants to go to turkey now."

Federal scarf court negotiates complaint of 34.000 burgers

Whether mobile phone calls, e-mails or internet surfing: since january last year, providers save on the statutory specification of the federal government daily billions of communication data. Allegedly to improve the fight against terror. Around 34.000 bundesburg are there any opinion and submitted complaint at the federal scarf court in karlsruhe. Yesterday had the 1. Senate of the court of tribunal loaded.

Storage data retention: Government gives bad picture in Karlsruhe

Photo: udo schulze

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Common raven. Image: nps.Gov

Birds owe their amazing intelligence to an efficiently constructed brain

Diogenes was not a biologist, but he had an eye for the essentials. When platon defined, the human being is a "bipeds without feathers", he plucked a rooster and presented it as a "plato’s humans" (whereupon plato, for his part, proved and extended a remarkable eye for biological features: "with flat nails" – such actually characterize the primates).