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The World’s Most Important Bean with Ivo Sarjanovic

Soybeans have become one of the world’s most important commodities. They feed us, our livestock and fuel our cars. As such they have become central in geopolitics, world trade and food security. However, prices are rising fast in the wake of rising demand for food and fuel, weather impacts of La Nina and climate change and the war in Ukraine. What will this mean for the world of commodities?  In this episode we zoom into the world of soybeans. What are they? Where are they grown, crushed and sold? What are the trends that are affecting traders and us all. Our guest is Ivo Sarjanovic, agri executive and investor and adjunct professor at the University of Geneva. As a bonus, Ivo also takes us through a recent academic paper on whether commodities can be used as a hedge for inflation.