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The Global Food Price Index – Cause For Concern?

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One of the most basic realities of food is that you need purchasing power to access it. While people with access to clean water and unpolluted land may have an option to grow food directly, most people do not have this option.

The FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization) published a Food Price Index each month that measures the broader level of food price increases or decreases. The Month of November 2019 registers an almost 3 percent increase in the price of food in just one month. Since December 2018, the global price of food has seen a dramatic increase of almost 10 percent. You can see the complete index from the FAO here:

http://www.fao.org/worldfoodsituation/foodpricesindex/en/

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