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By Pickford, Andrew AGRICULTURAL POWERS - those self sufficient in food, fabric, and hydrocarbon production - once were unambiguously regarded as strategic powers.
By Naim, Moises There are many culprits we can blame for higher food prices. But the poor isn't one of them. The spike in food prices is a global crisis, and it is destabilizing politics and economics everywhere.
By Jennifer Toomer-Cook Deseret News A South Temple bakery frequented by Gov. Jon Huntsman Jr. and his family is closing shop for good Saturday, largely because of high food costs.
Nicaraguans encouraged to eat poultry to combat global food crisis MANAGUA, July 22 (Xinhua) -- Nicaraguan Vice Minister of Industry and Commerce Veronica Rojas on Tuesday encouraged Nicaraguans to have poultry, vegetables and beans in their daily diet, as they remained largely unaffected by the global food crisis.
In a rare vehicle, Pyongyang television carries a programme detailing the causes and consequences of the global food crisis and exhorting viewers to attain "self-sufficiency in food" by concentrating on farming with their "own strength." This programme is aired on 22 July, the day DPRK media gave extensive coverage to a single detailed report on the global food crisis.
MOSCOW. July 22 (Interfax) - Inflation on food prices in Russia was almost four times higher than in the EU countries in the first half of 2008, the Federal State Statistics Service (Rosstat) said on Tuesday.
By Matt Mckinney, Star Tribune, Minneapolis Jul. 21--This newspaper published its first issue in 1867, a year in which a potato bug ate its way across the state, decimating a staple food crop. Supplies dropped. Prices rose.
By Cochran, Diane Dinner parties at Monita Nemitz's house are rare events these days, and it's not because she and her husband don't enjoy hosting. It's because they can't afford to cook for a group. "Now when we invite people over, it's a potluck" Nemitz said.
By Matt Mckinney, Star Tribune, Minneapolis Jul. 20--This newspaper published its first issue in 1867, a year in which a potato bug ate its way across the state, decimating a staple food crop. Supplies dropped. Prices rose.
By Kevin G. DeMarrais, The Record, Hackensack, N.J. Jul. 16--Consumer prices rose by 1 percent in the North Jersey-New York metropolitan area in June, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported this morning.
- Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.