Last week, we were discussing inflation. Later, outside of class, one of my students brought this article in Slate to my attention. It talks about rising food prices and some underlying factors. It gets into basics of supply and demand and provides opportunities to review whether you shift the curve or move along curve.
It also talks about the impact of government price policies and the interdependence that comes with a global marketplace. I think you’ll find it a useful addition to the discussion with your students on a number of levels. Let me know if you agree.