Latest food prices Stories

2015-01-27 23:12:08

At the recent Davos World Economic Forum, Al Gore blamed Russian-block countries for causing a spike in world food prices and civil unrest like the “Arab Spring,” but Friends of Science point

2012-04-19 21:08:55

As biofuel production has increased – particularly ethanol derived from corn – a hotly contested competition for feedstock supplies has emerged between the agricultural grain markets and biofuel refineries.

2012-03-28 17:32:54

Nearly one billion people in the world are undernourished, while millions suffer from chronic disease due to excess food consumption.

2011-10-11 20:18:06

Governments should target aid towards individual households threatened with poverty because of soaring food costs rather than intervene in the markets to try to lower prices.

2011-07-14 13:08:00

Online Petition Seeks Support for End to Corn-based Ethanol's Federal Support WASHINGTON, July 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The connection between rising food prices and federal support for corn-based ethanol is explained in a new website, http://www.cornforfoodnotfuel.com/, launched today by organizations whose members produce and process the majority of meat and poultry in the United States.

2011-06-16 12:01:00

KANSAS CITY, Mo., June 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Rising food prices are causing poor children and families in developing countries to sink deeper into hunger and malnutrition, according to Children International, a leading U.S.-based humanitarian organization. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/childreninternational/46389/ (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110616/MM19381 ) According to the Food and Agriculture...

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