Articles tagged "food prices"

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African swine fever outbreak in China altering global crop and livestock patterns

At least 130 African swine fever (ASF) outbreaks were reported across China since August 2018. The virus is killing pigs across the globe and could alter global crop and livestock patterns. China Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs (MARA) reported April 23...

May 23, 2019

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Extreme weather makes significant impact on Scottish agriculture, food prices, U.K.

Extreme weather contributed to losses of up to £161 million for Scotland’s farmers during 2017 and 2018, according to a new independent economic report. The losses represent around 6% of the total agricultural output of the previous year. The hardest hit...

April 12, 2019

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Drought in Argentina and Uruguay, the most expensive weather disaster of 2018

After a severe lack of rainfall during the summer of 2017/18, parts of Argentina and Uruguay are now suffering their worst drought in decades and the most expensive weather-related disaster on the planet so far this year. This is also the most expensive disaster in...

April 03, 2018

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Extreme cold results in severe agricultural damage across Europe, food prices rising

Record-breaking cold temperatures that hit Europe just before the start of 2018 meteorological spring, claiming lives of at least 50 people, are also responsible for severe agricultural damage. While the full extent of the damage won't be clear for quite some...

March 05, 2018

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Heavy rain, floods ravage Bangladesh rice planting area

Heavy rain and floods that hit Bangladesh this year have hurt prospects for rice area and production in the nation, forcing the country to brace itself for another season of highly probable less productive rice season. Bangladesh, once major rice produced, has...

November 12, 2017

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Food prices are rising in America; researchers predict food shortages followed by mass riots

The social contract of peace and compliance only exists in any country so long as society is civil enough to permit it, government policies notwithstanding. So it is with some apprehension that sociologists and demographers are watching vulnerable populations in the Uni

June 23, 2014

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U.S. food prices rising 367% faster than inflation; chemical agriculture headed for catastrophic failure

Food prices are now skyrocketing across the USA, says the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Their most recent report (1) reveals that prices of meat, poultry, fish and eggs leaped 7.7 percent over the last year. That's nearly 367% higher than the official 2.1%

June 18, 2014

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Food inflation to be driven by record-high mass slaughtering of farm animals

The price of food is about to get a whole lot higher as a result of the mass slaughter of cattle stocks worldwide, which itself is a result of persistent drought conditions that have caused a shortage of staple food items, and a subsequent spike in animal feed costs.

September 29, 2012

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Rise in global food prices - Food Price Index up 6 percent

As food prices creep up again for the third time in five years, concerns about global food security are also on the rise. The United Nations has reported a climb in global food prices after experiencing a decline over the past three months.Since many countries

August 12, 2012

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Food prices may ease in 2012 but won't drop

More people are expected to go hungry in 2012.  New FAO chief says food prices may ease but won't drop in 2012. Slowing global economy is responsible for easing up the prices of some foods  but are unlikely to drop drastically from the high levels reached last

January 04, 2012