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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...

Drought 2012: What You're Going To Pay More For

AP | CANDICE CHOI | Posted 08.06.2012 | Money

NEW YORK -- Cornflakes won't necessarily be more expensive as a result of rising corn prices, but the milk you pour over them might be. A drought cov...

Here's What You Paid More For Last Month

AP | CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER | Posted 06.13.2012 | Money

WASHINGTON — Gas prices rose more slowly in March, keeping overall U.S. inflation mild. The consumer price index rose 0.3 percent in March, the...

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 ...

You're Probably Going To Be Paying More For This

AP | Posted 03.08.2012 | Home

ROME -- International food prices have risen for the second time in two months, a U.N. agency said Thursday blaming bad weather in major exporting cou...

Food Insecurity Here To Stay, Says UN

AP | By NICOLE WINFIELD | Posted 12.10.2011 | Home

ROME -- Prices for rice, wheat and other key foods are expected to remain volatile and possibly increase – and poor farmers and consumers partic...

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...

'Extreme Couponing' Inspires Cult Of Grocery Store Savers

AP | By JESSIE L. BONNER | Posted 09.06.2011 | Home

BOISE, Idaho -- The women sat expectantly as Monica Knight told them she once routinely spent $600 a month on groceries for her family of four. Breaki...

For A Change, Gas Cheaper On Independence Day Than Memorial

AP | Chris Kahn | Posted 09.01.2011 | Business

(AP) NEW YORK — Call it an Independence Day discount. Gasoline prices usually peak in the summer. This year, however, they peaked a little earlie...

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...

French Minister: Food Price Stabilization Agreement A 'Tour de Force'

AP | PAUL SCHEMM | Posted 08.23.2011 | Business

PARIS — The largest economies in the world agreed Thursday to a series of measures to stabilize world food prices after recent fluctuations caus...

High Food Prices Here To Stay

AP | By RAF CASERT | Posted 08.17.2011 | Home

PARIS -- High food prices are likely to rise even further over the next decade, putting the poor at an increasing risk of malnutrition and hunger, a w...

China Food Costs Push Inflation To Three-Year High

AP | By ELAINE KURTENBACH | Posted 08.14.2011 | Home

SHANGHAI -- China's inflation rose to its highest level in nearly three years in May, thanks largely to stubbornly high food prices, adding to economi...

Food Price Hikes Leave Poor Moms Hungry

AP | MARGIE MASON | Posted 08.14.2011 | Home

THUAN THANH, Vietnam — Vo Thi Quan's chopsticks needle deftly between two simple Vietnamese dishes sizzling on a hot plate. In her crude brick k...

Mozambique Looks To Hybrid Seeds To Help Food Crisis

AP | By DONNA BRYSON | Posted 07.23.2011 | Home

CATANDICA, Mozambique -- Peter Waziweyi is bouncing around the lush countryside of Mozambique in his 30-year-old truck, visiting his customers' maize ...

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.

Farmers Not To Blame For High Food Prices

AP | MICHAEL J. CRUMB | Posted 06.04.2011 | Home

DES MOINES, Iowa — Farmers and ethanol producers have braced for what they expect could be widespread criticism as corn prices are rising rapidl...

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 st...

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 ...