Food markets became investment subject in previous credit crunch

Food markets became investment subject in previous credit crunch

Originally submitted by Tuomo Kuosa
last updated by Rafael Popper

Weak Signal's progress: fully-fledged

This Weak Signal came from: 
European Commission Framework Programme for RTD

The theme/scheme related to this Weak Signal: 
Theme 2 - Food, Agriculture and Fisheries, and Biotechnology

The sub-theme that best relates to this Weak Signal: 
Food quality and safety

When did the Weak Signal manifest ? 
2000-2005

Weak Signal's description 
Basic production of agriculture may become globally very profitable business if we face a few years of crop failures. Furthermore, if a credit crunch takes place at the same time, the prices of grain, raw materials and oil will probebly go up in the markets in the same way as they did during the previous credit crunch. Tangible goods maintain their value.