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Many Expect Rising Food Prices To Cut Into Holiday Spending

Posted 01.01.2012 | Business

More than a third of consumers expect rising food prices to cause them to cut back on holiday spending, a new survey showed on Tuesday. A total of ...

7 Billion and Climbing: The Population Challenge

Robert Walker | Posted 12.26.2011 | Home
Robert Walker

In a world where severe poverty and hunger is on the rise, continued population growth is not cause for celebration. It's cause for concern and concerted action.

Famine, Food and the 'F' Word

Robert Walker | Posted 12.20.2011 | Home
Robert Walker

Focus on the famine, but don't overlook the larger food picture. We simply don't know how -- or even whether -- the world can feed a population of 9 billion or higher by mid-century.

The Farm Bill Is a Food Bill

Rajiv Narayan | Posted 12.20.2011 | Politics
Rajiv Narayan

Where the farm bill allocates resources to funding food stamps, it also incentivizes the purchase of unhealthy foods.

In Light Of World Food Day, Help Fight Hunger In Your Own Backyard

Enid Borden | Posted 12.17.2011 | Impact
Enid Borden

I always thought it was true, but it is appalling to see it for oneself. In my hands were two grocery items - one snack-sized cream filled yellow ca...

All for One Aim: Multi-pronged Approach to Fight Hunger

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 12.16.2011 | Impact
Danielle Nierenberg

India is in the process of enacting a food security act to provide food for nearly 70 percent of the population, specifically targeting the poor, who are often not counted in state surveys and who are denied many benefits.

Saki Knafo

Thailand's New Rice Policy Could Lead To International Food Price Crisis, Analysts Warn

HuffingtonPost.com | Saki Knafo | Posted 11.20.2011 | Home

A program sponsored by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is warning of a possible spike in international rice prices, a d...

This Is Africa: A Rwandan Food Diary

Amy Dawson | Posted 11.13.2011 | UK
Amy Dawson

I'm writing this from a guesthouse in the Rwandan capital Kigali, watching the last scraps of sunlight drip down onto the city. And as a young journalist on her first big expedition, I can't pretend it doesn't give me a thrill just to write that location down.

Darn Them Piggies! Pork Prices & the Inflation Outlook for China

Nigel Chalk | Posted 11.12.2011 | Business
Nigel Chalk

During the past year, views on China's economy have yo-yoed from concerns about the recovery, to hand-wringing about inflation and overheating, and then back to talk of hard landing.

INFOGRAPHIC: Food Price Spikes Across The World

Posted 10.03.2011 | Home

The infographic below shows how poor communities across the world are being affected by volatile food prices. In some countries, extreme weather has c...

Reading the World in a Loaf of Bread

Christian Parenti | Posted 09.18.2011 | Home
Christian Parenti

In much of the world, that daily loaf of bread often stands between the mass of humanity and starvation. If recent upheavals were not "resource conflicts" in the formal sense of the term, think of them at least as bread-triggered upheavals.

Americans Continue To Struggle As Fears Of Inflation Aren't Eliminated

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 09.14.2011 | Business

NEW YORK -- Gas prices fell in June, but prices for nearly everything else rose, according to figures released Friday by the Bureau of Labor Statistic...

Consumer Prices Fall By Most In A Year

Posted 09.14.2011 | Business

Consumer prices fell slightly more than expected in June to post their biggest drop in a year on weak gasoline costs, but underlying inflation pressur...

Bacon Becomes The Latest Victim Of Skyrocketing U.S. Food Prices

Harry Bradford | Posted 11.18.2016 | Business
Harry Bradford

Spiking food prices could mean that even some of the employed soon won't be able to bring home the bacon. The price of pork bellies, that part of the...

Corn Prices Suddenly Drop After Surprisingly Large Crop Estimate

Posted 08.31.2011 | Business

The nation’s farmers have planted the second-largest corn crop in nearly seven decades, the Agriculture Department reported Thursday, setting off a ...

With Gas Prices High, Americans Spending Now Weakest In Nearly Two Years

Posted 08.27.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Americans spent at the weakest pace in 20 months, a sign that gas prices are taking a toll on the economy. Consumer spending was...

Interest Rates Must Rise Globally To Curb Inflation: International Report

Posted 08.26.2011 | Business

BASEL, Switzerland (Sakari Suoninen) - Global interest rates must rise to avoid high inflation becoming entrenched, the Bank for International Settlem...

Coca-Cola Raising Its Prices

Posted 08.24.2011 | Business

Coca-Cola Co plans to raise prices on its soft drinks by 3 percent to 4 percent in July, in addition to a 2 percent increase taken earlier this year, ...

Why An Ice Cream Cone Now Costs $4.25

Posted 08.23.2011 | Home

If you've gone to an ice cream parlor recently, you may have noticed that a cone (or cup) of ice cream has gotten more expensive. But before you chalk...

Overcoming Hunger: Together We Can Empower Change

Djimon Hounsou | Posted 08.21.2011 | Home
Djimon Hounsou

In a world that already produces more than enough food for everyone, almost a billion people, one in seven of us, go to bed hungry every night. Meanwhile, up to half of all food the world produces goes to waste.

What Gas Prices Have Caused Americans To Cut Back On

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 08.17.2011 | Business

High gas prices might have fallen slightly in recent weeks, but that hasn't stopped Americans from cutting back on other expenses in order to afford p...

Global Food Prices Only Getting Higher This Decade: Report

Posted 08.17.2011 | Business

PARIS (Gus Trompiz) - World commodity prices will keep up their relentless push higher this decade compared to previous years, supported by burgeoning...

China Increases Bank Reserves To Combat 'Large' Pressures Of Rising Costs

Posted 08.14.2011 | Business

BEIJING (Kevin Yao and Aileen Wang) - China's central bank raised bank reserve ratios on Tuesday for the ninth time since last October after data show...

OPEC: Talks Broke Down Because Of Economics, Not Politics

Posted 08.09.2011 | Business

VIENNA (Alex Lawler and Barbara Lewis) - Economics, rather than politics was behind the collapse of this week's OPEC talks and the group as a whole wo...

Hedge Funds: Time To Go Back To The Soil

TIME.com | Stephen Gandel | Posted 08.03.2011 | Business

This is usually a slow time of the year for farm sales. It's past prime planting season. Yet, Sam Kain, Des Moines area manager for land sales at Farm...