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Food Prices

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...

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.

Catherine New

Dollar-Stretching Gets New Workout As Fiscal Cliff Approaches

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine New | Posted 10.11.2012 | Money

Kids don't understand adult phrases like "fiscal cliff." What they understand is that mom says no extra milk on the cereal or no second helpings of me...

Where Bacon Is Just the Beginning

Tom Arnold | Posted 12.03.2012 | Impact
Tom Arnold

For you and me, it likely means that our favorite breakfast sandwich has a higher price tag. But for the world's poorest people, even the slightest price increase can force families to sell the few assets they have and pull their children out school.

Still Crazy Hot Rogue: Weathergirl 2

A. Siegel | Posted 12.01.2012 | Green
A. Siegel

In the vein of Network and "I'm mad as hell and not going to take it anymore", "Weathergirl" is audacious enough to explain, with the passion it merits, the seriousness of our climate situation. Enjoy the humor of and weep with the truth of Weathergirl Goes Rogue 2: Still Hot, Still Crazy.

The Drought Diet

Maria Rodale | Posted 11.20.2012 | Green
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Wendy Gordon, pioneer in the green consumer movement Scorching temperatures and persistent drought have devastated farms across the ...

Eat Healthy (And Lose Weight) On Only $8 Per Day!

Donna Mincieli, PTI, RD | Posted 11.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Donna Mincieli, PTI, RD

There is this misconception that eating a healthy diet is more expensive than eating a junk diet. True, if you think loading your shopping cart with low-fat, sugar-free, low-calorie processed snacks is the answer to healthy eating and weight loss.

Global Food Price Emergency May Be Averted

Reuters | Posted 11.13.2012 | Home

(Repeats to additional subscribers) * USDA report paints less severe corn crop picture than feared * FAO says situation...

The Climate Post: Presidential Candidates, Studies Dissect Climate Change

Tim Profeta | Posted 11.07.2012 | Green
Tim Profeta

As campaigning for the November presidential election moves forward, President Barack Obama and his Republican challenger Mitt Romney spelled out their interpretations on one issue in a bit more detail than usual.

Catherine New

Bad News For Football Fans

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine New | Posted 09.07.2012 | Money

The official NFL season has barely started and already there is reason to cry: The era of cheap wings is over. Prices for snack staples like wings...

Catherine New

It Costs More To Be American In 2012

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine New | Posted 09.06.2012 | Money

Against the "better off" message pushed at the Democratic National Convention, there remain some sobering facts: It costs more to be an American in 20...

UN: Food Price Crisis Unlikely

Reuters | Posted 11.06.2012 | Home

* FAO slashes its world cereals output, stocks forecast * FAO director-general calls for action to calm markets By Cathe...

Rising Temperature Raising Food Prices

Lester Brown | Posted 11.04.2012 | Green
Lester Brown

Over the last two months, the price of corn has been climbing. On July 19, it exceeded $8 per bushel for the first time, taking the world into a new food price terrain.

The Grocery Store Metaphor

James M. Lynch | Posted 10.29.2012 | Money
James M. Lynch

You have to choose according to your means AND pursue the ultimate goal: providing your family with a nutritious and delicious meal, hopefully three per day, including snacks and dessert at least every second or third day. How all of this happens is up to you.

9 Ways To Eat Healthy For Less

Posted 08.29.2012 | Healthy Living

The U.S. Department of Agriculture released a report late last week predicting an increase in food prices, especially among animal products. That's th...

U.N. Body Calls For G20 Response To Food Prices

Reuters | Posted 10.27.2012 | Home

STOCKHOLM, Aug 27 (Reuters) -- The Group of 20 nations must agree on coordinated action to ease worries about food prices as they account for most of ...

Which One's Cheaper?

The Huffington Post | Khadeeja Safdar | Posted 08.24.2012 | Money

Target is now cheaper than Walmart. According to study conducted by Bloomberg, Target's prices were cheaper than Walmart's by 0.46 percentage point...

1 In 5 Americans Had Trouble Paying For Groceries This Year

The Huffington Post | Khadeeja Safdar | Posted 08.21.2012 | Money

Another sign that the economy is not recovering quickly enough: A significant number of Americans are still having trouble affording food. Accordin...

The Coming Food Storm

Posted 08.14.2012 | Home

In this recent HuffPost Live segment, host Mike Sacks discusses the fluctuation in food prices with Michael Yezzi, a pork farmer from upstate New York...

20 Ways To Save On Food

Money Talks News | Brandon Ballenger | Posted 08.14.2012 | Money

MoneyTalksNews: More than half the counties in the United States have become government-designated disaster areas this year -– mostly due to drou...

World Powers Weigh Emergency Meeting On Food Prices

Reuters | Posted 10.13.2012 | Home

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Groceries Priced Just For You

The New York Times | Posted 10.10.2012 | Money

It used to be that with dedication and a good pair of scissors, one grocery shopper could get the same coupons -- and cheap prices -- as another. N...