Rising Food Prices Continue to Climb, with Prices Up 10% in July Alone:
Rising food prices aren't only hitting America, they are happening around the world. Costs have gone up 10 percent between June and July alone, with corn, soybeans, and wheat reaching record prices. This outpaces the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization's estimate of a 6 percent increase. Ref. Source 6
Food prices need to come down! Going to get groceries is like going to the bank to take out a loan. I wish we could have our own private stash of food but our place isn't big enough.
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Market Integration Could Help Protect Poor From Climate-related Food Insecurity
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Global market integration is key to buffering future commodity prices and food security from the negative effects of climate change on agriculture, says an agricultural economist in a new report.
Dryland cropping systems research addresses future drought and hunger issues. The projected world population by 2056 is 10 billion. If researchers succeed in improving the yield potential of 40 percent of global land area under arid and semi-arid conditions, it will lead to a significant contribution to future food security. Source 3m.
Predicted environmental changes could significantly reduce global production of vegetables. The global production of vegetables and legumes, which are an important part of healthy diets, could be significantly reduced through predicted future changes to the environment, according to new research. Source 5e.