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Food prices continue to skyrocket in America; get ready to grow your own at

1/31/2015 - Americans paid more for meat, poultry, fish and eggs this past Christmas than at any other time since the federal government first began tracking this data back in 1967, according to new data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Despite a slight overall decline in the Consumer Price...

Sierra Leone announces indefinite citizen lockdown: two million people forced into endless quarantine as food prices skyrocket

9/26/2014 - High-density population areas of Sierra Leone have just been locked down in the largest pandemic quarantine in history, and it's already causing a collapse of the food delivery infrastructure. The local government says forced isolation orders will remain in effect until Ebola is eradicated. This essentially...

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

6/23/2014 - 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 United States for any signs of unrest...

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

6/17/2014 - 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% inflation rate claimed by the federal government....

World Bank warns of food riots as rising food prices push world populations toward revolt

5/30/2014 - A new report issued by the World Bank (1) warns that food prices are skyrocketing globally, with wheat up 18 percent and corn up 12 percent this quarter. Ukraine, one of the largest wheat exporters in the world, has suffered a 73 percent increase in domestic wheat costs. Argentina has seen wheat prices...

U.S. food prices up 19 percent in 2014; increasing inflation feared

4/14/2014 - Despite proclamations that the "economy is improving" and that "unemployment is down," one thing is evident and that is - for a number of reasons - food costs are soaring, and as they do, those most vulnerable, like the poor, the elderly and those earning the lowest wages, are being hurt the most. "We...

Global food prices skyrocketing; up 10 percent in month of July alone

9/6/2012 - Global food prices leaped 10 percent between June and July, the World Bank has warned, pushing corn and soybean prices in particular to record highs. The newest estimate outstrips even the recent alarming warning by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, which had noted a six percent...

Food prices to spike in 2012 due to mass droughts

8/5/2012 - Long after one of the hottest and driest North American summers on record has turned to fall, consumers will still be feeling its effects in the form of higher food prices, possibly worldwide. The current year has been the hottest ever yet recorded in the United States, according to data collected...

Food prices continue to skyrocket, even when gas prices fall

7/11/2011 - Food prices are skyrocketing. Part of the reason why is because, as the world's population rises, so too has food consumption. Another reason, at least here in the United States, is because the dollar has slipped in value in recent months. But one of the primary reasons why prices are climbing...

World Bank says food prices are at dangerously high levels

3/17/2011 - Global food prices are nearly as high as they have ever been, the World Bank has warned, and may produce political instability worldwide. Prices in early February soared to a level just 3 percent lower than the record highs of 2008, when food riots rocked dozens of countries. This marked a 29 percent...

Food prices to skyrocket, riots could follow, suggests USDA

3/1/2011 - When the upswing in commodity prices eventually makes its way throughout the food system in mid-to-late 2011, food prices are sure to spike with levels potentially reaching those of 2008, announced U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) economist Ephraim Leibtag at the agency's annual Outlook Forum....

Food prices to rise globally as energy prices edge higher

10/10/2010 - Rising energy prices and a shift to Western consumption patterns will continue to push global food prices higher in the coming decade, according to the annual agricultural outlook issued by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development and the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization. Higher...

Spiraling Food Prices Result in Deadly Violence Around the World

5/21/2008 - Anger and political unrest over escalating world food prices is becoming increasingly violent. Higher prices for the basic food commodities used by developing countries have produced clashes in Egypt and several African states. The government of Haiti has fallen from a political segue that started with...

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