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High Food Prices

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

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.

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...

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...

Food Prices: Good for Farmers, Bad for Everybody Else

Posted 03.13.2012 | Money

If you've been to the grocery store recently, you've probably noticed the jump in prices for some basic foods. Milk and meat have both gone up nearly ...

Saki Knafo

Thailand's New Rice Policy Could Lead To International Food Price Crisis, Analysts Warn | Saki Knafo | Posted 11.20.2011 | World

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

Fast Food Waffles On Dollar Menu Promotion

Posted 08.27.2011 | Home

The dollar menu is a good value for customers—but does it make sense for fast food companies? Ad Age notes that economic turbulence of the past few ...

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...

The Urgency of Curbing Global Food Price Volatility

Tom Arnold | Posted 06.19.2011 | World
Tom Arnold

There is no simple solution to the food crisis. What's needed is a combination of carefully chosen and calibrated short and long term measures.

Food: What's Really Behind the Unrest in Egypt

Jeffrey Rubin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jeffrey Rubin

When 40% of your population lives on less than $2 per day, soaring food prices isn't about cutting back on luxury spending.

It's (Partly) the Food, Stupid!

Barry Lando | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Barry Lando

Fueling protests across the globe have a common factor: rocketing food prices caused by a "perfect storm" of natural disasters, rising oil prices and rapacious speculators.

Record High Food Prices Stoke Fears For Economy

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

SINGAPORE/LONDON (By Neil Fullick and Peter Apps) - Record high food prices are moving to the top of policymaker agendas, driven by fears it could sto...

Food Prices Skyrocket

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

From The Associated Press: WASHINGTON (AP) -- Wholesale prices rose more than expected last month as food prices surged by the most in 26 years. But ...

Should Mexico Welcome the Invasion of 'Frankencorn?'

Elyssa Pachico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Elyssa Pachico

Mexico's decision to start growing genetically modified (GM) corn is sowing nothing but trouble.

Food Fight; Falling Corn Prices Reveal Big Food's Lies

Dave Vander Griend | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Dave Vander Griend

When it was convenient for them, critics of the biofuels industry were quick to place blame for rising food costs on ethanol, claiming that ethanol was increasing the price of corn.

Half Of All Food And Water Produced Worldwide Goes To Waste

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

A report authored by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, the Stockholm International Water Institute, and the International Water Ma...

Students Discover Through DNA Testing That New York Fish Is Often Mislabeled

NYT | John Schwartz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Many New York sushi restaurants and seafood markets are playing a game of bait and switch, say two high school students turned high-tech sleuths. In ...

Save Money and the Environment: Cool Off Your Food this Summer

Andrew Kimbrell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Andrew Kimbrell

We can use summer to consider how much better locally grown foods are, not only in taste and price, but because they help to cool the planet. Change can taste delicious.

Plant Your Own Insurance

Jenna Woginrich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jenna Woginrich

Knowing how to produce, preserve and create your food feels good when the average barrel of petrol is going for $150 a pop. When your next salad costs $10 a pound you'll feel it there and at the pump.

Food for Thought

Jessica Catto | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jessica Catto

Meals should have some pleasant communal and familial function, and food production should support local commerce for its own sake, as well as reducing carbon emissions from long-range air travel.

Food Fight - A "Vanguard" Special Report

Current TV’s “Vanguard” | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Current TV’s “Vanguard”


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...

Our Love, Hate Relation to Inflation

Max Fraad Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Max Fraad Wolff

Housing prices went nuts from 1996-2007, and there virtually no complaints. So why is speculation influenced inflation in food and energy prices the work of Satan?

Bush/McCain's Gas Price Scam is an Enron Re-Run

Harvey Wasserman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Harvey Wasserman

Today, despite years of grassroots advocacy, Bush has done everything in his power to squelch the conversion to a green-powered economy.

Smaller Packaging Equals Hidden Eco-Costs | Christine Lepisto | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Are Producers Helping You to Stay on Budget? USA Today recently headlined a shocking review of the big name food companies that are trying to beat ris...