Thursday, February 3, 2011

A taste of things to come

(Reuters) - World food prices hit a record in January and recent catastrophic weather around the globe could put yet more pressure on the cost of food, an issue that has already helped spark protests across the Middle East.

Up for the seventh month in a row, the closely watched Food and Agriculture Oganisation Food Price Index on Thursday touched its highest since records began in 1990, and topped the peak of 224.1 in June 2008, during the food crisis of 2007/08.

Food costs at records, no let up on prices: FAO

Yes, climate change is a security issue, both for people who eat, and governments around the globe.

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