Tag Archive: World Food Prices

World food prices near record high, says UN agency

Global food prices rose sharply in June, according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), after a steep increase in the price of sugar. The price of sugar rose by 14% last… Continue reading

France’s Sarkozy Urges Action Against the ‘Plague’ of Food Price Surges

World food prices that rose 37 percent in a year, driving 44 million more people into poverty, are a “plague” that need action from world leaders now, French President Nicolas Sarkozy said. Group… Continue reading

Economists Urge Obama Not to ‘Overreact’ to High Food Prices

Leading advocates for the world’s poorest and hungriest are urging President Obama not to “overreact” to recent spikes in food prices, particularly by imposing export bans on U.S. agricultural products. In its February… Continue reading