The headline “California drought to drive up food prices in the long term” says it all.
This past year was the driest on record, and 2014 is shaping up to be even worse. Since the beginning of the year, the commodity food-price index is up 19% with no relief in sight.
With food prices spiraling higher, there’s no question that consumers will be feeling the pinch.
But those with an active eye on the stock markets should also be wondering which stocks will be the most affected by California’s water shortage.
Two big areas of concern are produce and natural food stocks — but they’re not all going to feel the pain from the California drought. A couple could actually walk away better for it. So, here’s a look at two winners and losers from the California drought.