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Food Inflation

Inflation Goes Underground

Jerry Jasinowski | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business
Jerry Jasinowski

Inflation is not a thing of the past. It has merely gone underground for a while. I believe it is inevitable that it will eventually reappear in its traditional form of rising prices for food, fuel, rent, clothing, and other basic costs of living, and you will see this begin in 2014.

Alice Hines

At Grocery Auction, The Food Is Antique

HuffingtonPost.com | Alice Hines | Posted 04.03.2012 | Money

MILLVILLE, Penn. -- On a recent Friday in March in this hilly Pennsylvania town, a crowd of 80 locals gathered at Colonel Kirk's Auction Gallery. Farm...

The Economics of Oktoberfest

Posted 11.16.2011 | Business

By Brian Blackstone of the Wall Street Journal Germany has been in open revolt over the European Central Bank‘s policy of buying the government d...

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.

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 ...

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 ye...

High Food Prices Here To Stay

AP | By RAF CASERT | Posted 08.17.2011 | Food

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...

Restaurant Critic Takes Tricky Menu Pricing To Task

Posted 08.17.2011 | Food

Restaurant menus don't tell you how much meals cost—but Ryan Sutton does. As Bloomberg's restaurant critic and the writer of well-regarded Tumblr Th...

How China's Growing Middle Class Is Raising Food Prices

AP | ALEXA OLESEN | Posted 07.11.2011 | Business

BEIJING — Hunger was such a constant companion in Yao Qizhong's childhood that even now, at age 40, he'll stoop down to salvage a single clove o...

McDonald's To Bump Prices, While Ads Wax Fifties Nostalgic

Posted 06.22.2011 | Food

As food costs are expected to rise about four percent in the United States and Europe from last year, McDonald's plans to raise its prices slightly an...

Farmers Not To Blame For High Food Prices

AP | MICHAEL J. CRUMB | Posted 06.04.2011 | Food

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

Food Inflation Kept Hidden In Tinier Bags

New York Times | STEPHANIE CLIFFORD and CATHERINE RAMPELL | Posted 05.29.2011 | Business

As an expected increase in the cost of raw materials looms for late summer, consumers are beginning to encounter shrinking food packages....

Wholesale Prices Rise For 7th Straight Month

AP | CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — Steady improvement in the economy may soon come at a price – faster inflation. Shoes, clothes, tires, plastics and other pro...

On Destabilizing Food Inflation, Krugman misses the point

Daniel Dicker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Daniel Dicker

Krugman is right that soaring food prices have contributed to Middle East troubles. But the major point of the piece unfortunately concentrates on weather events as the fundamental cause.

Food Commodity Speculation Adds to Egypt Unrest

Daniel Dicker | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daniel Dicker

While the protests in Egypt are politically motivated, there is also little doubt that the rage of the populace there is being inflamed by the huge and volatile increases in basic food prices.

Explosive Food Inflation -- The Big Presidential Issue?

Rob Kall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Rob Kall

Could the price and availability of food become one of the 2008 campaign's biggest issues? Or maybe, we should be asking, why the explosive inflation in food prices is not already the issue.

Food Costs Rising Fastest in 17 Years

AP | ELLEN SIMON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — Steve Tarpin can bake a graham cracker crust in his sleep, but explaining why the price for his Key lime pies went from $20 to $25 re...

Food Price Inflation Changes How We Shop

AP | ALAN SCHER ZAGIER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Steadily rising food costs aren't just causing grocery shoppers to do a double-take at the checkout line _ they're also changing the very ways we feed...