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Food Prices

Just Who's Doing the Hoarding? Food Independence and Real Democracy

Frances Moore Lappe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Frances Moore Lappe

The deepening high-food-cost crisis reveals the danger in an agricultural model dependent on imports. The end of hunger and real food security require provisioning from domestic resources wherever possible.

Hoarding Nations Driving Food Costs Even Higher

New York Times | KEITH BRADSHER and ANDREW MARTIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

At least 29 countries have sharply curbed food exports in recent months, to ensure that their own people have enough to eat, at affordable prices. Wh...

Biofuels: Good or Bad?

Vinod Khosla | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Vinod Khosla

Discussing biofuels is like discussing drugs: society recognizes the difference between aspirin and cocaine and we should also be cognizant of differences in biofuels.

Why the Fed Will Not Raise Interest Rates

David Kotok | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David Kotok

The Fed normally does not raise interest rates preceding a national election. This time they are a beleaguered body and threatened by politics unlike in any recent period of history.

The Economic Debate Has Yet to Target Key Issues

Danny Schechter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Danny Schechter

The US does not have energy independence or, for that matter, financial independence. Why? Partly because we live as if we are an island empire in an interdependent world.

Food Prices To Rise 9 Percent A Year Analysts Say

Reuters | Charles Abbott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

U.S. food prices will rise a stiff 9 percent a year through 2012, the largest increase since 1979 and the result of record-high crop prices, the head ...

"Coupon Mom": Save Money By Shopping Smart (VIDEO)

Huffington Post via CBS News | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

With food prices rising at their fastest pace in 17 years, Stephanie Nelson, the "Coupon Mom", has some handy tips on how you can save money at the ma...

India Blames Fat Americans For High Food Costs

New York Times | Heather Simmons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Instead of blaming India and other developing nations for the rise in food prices, Americans should rethink their energy policy -- and go on a diet. ...

Tens Of Thousands Of Somalis Riot Over Food Prices

Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Troops fired into tens of thousands of rioting Somalis on Monday, killing two people in the latest eruption of violence over soaring food prices aroun...

Rising Grocery Prices Feed A Surge At Food Banks

Los Angeles Times | David Lazarus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Steven James, 43, works in finance, has multiple cellphones clipped to his belt and projects the air of a hardworking, successful sort of guy. And yet...

11 Ways To Save Money At The Checkout | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

In the past year and a half, consumers across the country have seen the prices at grocery stores spike, said Ephraim Leibtag, an economist with the U....

Is This The End Of Cheap Food?

Washington Independent | Mary Kane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

A sharp spike in prices for wheat, corn, rice and other staples has sparked riots in Mexico and Egypt, marches by hungry children in Yemen and the spe...

Bay Area Shoppers Asked To Limit Rice Purchases

NBC 11 San Francisco | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The price of a food staple -- rice -- is rising significantly, NBC11 reported. The price of rice has increased dramatically in recent weeks due to cr...

Shortage Weakens Resistance To Biotech Crops

New York Times | Andrew Pollack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Soaring food prices and global grain shortages are bringing new pressures on governments, food companies and consumers to relax their longstanding res...


Peter Clothier | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Peter Clothier

It's started. The recent BBC World News report on the startling rise in basic food costs throughout the world is alarming new evidence of the trouble we're in as a species.

Poor Countries Blame Western Biofuels For High Food Prices

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Western countries are feeling political and moral heat from poor countries over their use of biofuels. The New York Times reports: The idea of turn...

Inflation Hits The Poor The Hardest

Washington Post | Neil Irwin and Alejandro Lazo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Inflation is walloping Americans with low and moderate incomes as the prices of staples have soared far faster than those of luxuries. The goods and ...

US Economy Beset By Problems

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

From the fallout over the subprime disaster to the credit crisis to rising gas prices to unease on Wall Street, the US economy looks increasingly shak...

Rising Prices Slash Amount Of Food Aid Bought By US Gov't

The New York Times | CELIA W. DUGGER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Soaring food prices, driven in part by demand for ethanol made from corn, have helped slash the amount of food aid the government buys to its lowest l...