Pirates create food shortage on (planet)

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Pirates create food shortage on [planet] is a News Bulletin posted to the Commerce and Communications Network in 2790. The article denotes a 15% increase in the price of grain, fertilite, fresh water, livestock and Synthi meat on the specified planet.


Pirates create food shortage on [planet]
[name] reports
Continued pirate activity around the planet of [planet] has meant that very few Food-carrying transports have made it to the planet unscathed; most merchants have either avoided the area, turned back after encountering hostiles or been destroyed. The situation is not yet critical, but food prices are slowly rising as supplies dwindle.