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Global Food Prices – Trending Up

Touch the Soil News #772 (feature photo public domain – hungry Somali children wait for food aid) The FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations) keeps track of the price of basic foodstuffs. It is no secret that many folks have difficulty translating their labor and work ethic into money to buy food. An increase in the price of food can add tens of millions of people to the ranks of the starving almost overnight. The FAO established a Food Price index that started out in its base year (2004) at 100. Today, the index stands at 179.1 – an almost 80 percent increase over the last 13…

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