Food Prices

NPR asked: Why Are Food Prices Going Crazy? – The reasons are manifold: The rise of biofuels, More demand from the developing world, Disappearing stockpiles and Speculation.
In biblical times you are pretty much looking at the developing world with an ever-increasing demand. And according to Genesis 41:37-57 Joseph was one of the greatest speculators in the ancient food market: “People came to Egypt from all over the world to buy grain from Joseph, because the famine was severe everywhere.”