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Food Prices

Fourth Of July BBQ Costs Are On Fire. Here's How To Keep Budgets Cool

Bill Cordingley | Posted 07.03.2014 | Money
Bill Cordingley

July 4th celebrations are synonymous with backyard barbecues, but with the price of many BBQ items soaring, Americans may want to watch what goes on the grill this summer.

Barbecues Are Getting More Expensive Right In Time For Summer

Reuters | Posted 06.17.2014 | Business

By Lisa Baertlein and P.J. Huffstutter April 17 (Reuters) - With the Chicago weather finally getting a little nicer, Chris Anderssen w...

UN: "We're Talking About 20 to 30 Years From Now"

Aiko Stevenson | Posted 05.21.2014 | Green
Aiko Stevenson

Although 2 degrees Celsius of warming is widely considered to be the upper safe limit, such a temperature rise will usher in changes not seen for some 115,000 years.

Alissa Scheller

If You Like To Eat, You Should Really Be Worried About California's Drought | Alissa Scheller | Posted 01.31.2014 | Green

California had record low rainfall in 2013. It was potentially the driest year in the last 500 years, according to tree rings, and dry weather is expe...

4 Foods That Are More Expensive Than Ever

Posted 12.12.2013 | OWN

Find out which grocery items have skyrocketed in price lately (plus, a surprising food that has dropped). By Lynn Andriani Keep in touch...

The World Is Entering a Devastating Chocolate Crisis: The Government Must Act to Save Us

Doug Bandow | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Doug Bandow

Attention in Washington recently focused on the government shutdown. But a far more important issue confronts America while the president and congressional leaders dither: rising chocolate prices. When will the government address this terrifying global crisis?

Bad News For Chipotle Fans

Reuters | Posted 12.17.2013 | Business

By Lisa Baertlein Oct 17 (Reuters) - Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc on Thursday said better-than-expected sales at establi...

Food Prices: One Year After

Jose Graziano da Silva | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Jose Graziano da Silva

Just over a year ago, a sharp rise in maize prices, triggered by the worst drought in the last 50 years in the US Midwest, sent shock waves through the international food markets raising fears that food prices would spiral out of control as they had in 2007-8, 2010-11 and 2012.

To Rebuild the Social Contract, Start by Ending Hunger

Jose Graziano da Silva | Posted 11.23.2013 | World
Jose Graziano da Silva

As political leaders gather at the 68th Session of the UN General Assembly, we mark the fifth anniversary of the extraordinary events of 2008 and afte...

Biofuels and Biomass Lose Favor: Investors Beware!

Rachel Smolker | Posted 09.21.2013 | Green
Rachel Smolker

Cutting, burning, and clearing our forests and fields to supply massive quantities of plant materials to electric utilities and refineries appears ever more ludicrous and misguided. Think ancient Mayan civilization collapse.

WATCH: How Much Food Does $5 Buy Around The World?

Posted 04.22.2013 | Business

Coffee fiend? According to the BuzzFeed video below, you might want to consider moving to India then. You'll get way more bang for your buck, at least...

8 Expensive Foods To Stop Buying

Posted 02.21.2013 | OWN

By Lynn Andriani Quality ingredients are usually worth the price, but sometimes you can get away with cutting corners. Here's which expensive foods...

We Didn't Find Nemo -- We Made Him

Carl Gibson | Posted 04.16.2013 | Green
Carl Gibson

Other countries have set examples we can live up to -- Denmark went from 100 percent fossil fuel dependency to 30 percent wind power in one generation. Uruguay has a plan to generate 25 percent of their country's electricity with wind power by 2015.

Hedging Against Hunger: Our Best Bet to Avoid a Global Food Bubble

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 04.10.2013 | Home
Danielle Nierenberg

Like the dotcom burst and the subprime mortgage crash, Wall Street speculators are driving a food commodities bubble to its breaking point. If it bursts, high food prices could become the new norm, impacting wallets and bellies everywhere

What Can We Learn From Expensive Chicken Wings on Super Bowl Sunday?

Jim Yong Kim | Posted 04.07.2013 | Green
Jim Yong Kim

For many Americans, the higher price of chicken wings was bad news. But the good news that could emerge from food-price sticker shock is that more people will ask what we can do in agriculture to help stop climate change while still feeding the world.

Are Food Costs In Argentina Really What The Government Claims?

AP | MICHAEL WARREN | Posted 01.18.2013 | Latino Voices

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina -- Six pesos a day. That's all it takes to eat in Argentina, at least according to the government. But on the streets of the ...

What Chipotle Doesn't Want You To Know

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.17.2013 | Business

The next time you go to Chipotle, you may be forced to utter three words you thought you'd never say: hold the guac. The burrito seller announced o...

How Walmart Is Devouring Our Food System (Infographic)

Stacy Mitchell | Posted 02.03.2013 | Home
Stacy Mitchell

Here's a look at how Walmart has dramatically altered the food system -- triggering massive consolidation, driving down prices to farmers, and leaving more families struggling to afford healthy food.

10 Food Budgeting Tips I Wish I Followed Religiously

Laura Kumin | Posted 02.02.2013 | Taste
Laura Kumin

Those who carefully plan every meal and shop as if it were a chess game hardly need my advice. These tips are for the rest of us.

Thanksgiving Food Stamp Use To Hit Record

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 11.21.2012 | Business

A record number of Americans will be using food stamps to get by this Thanksgiving. About 42.2 million Americans are using food stamps this Thanks...

Food Banks' Dire Warning

Reuters | Posted 01.21.2013 | Business

* High commodity prices lead to drop in gov't food donations * Food banks increase food purchases, straining resources ...

Exec: 'Food Is Too Cheap'

Posted 11.08.2012 | Home

The prices of many foods have risen considerably over the past several years, thanks to factors ranging from bad weather, pro-corn ethanol energy poli...

World Food Prices Stay High, U.N. Says

Reuters | Posted 01.08.2013 | Home

* Wheat production seen falling 5.5 pct to 661 mln T * World cereals production seen down 2.7 pct 2.284 bln T * World fo...

Finally, Some Good News About Peanut Butter!

AP | GREG SCHREIER | Posted 10.26.2012 | Money

ATLANTA -- Choosy moms and dads may be packing more PB&J in lunches this winter, when the cost of a jar of Jif or Skippy is expected to fall even as o...

Climate Change and Mideast Insecurity: The Hidden Connection

Jonathan Marshall | Posted 12.26.2012 | World
Jonathan Marshall

For all the talk of violent threats to American security in Syria and North Africa, neither candidate has connected them to a powerful contributing cause: climate change.