Extreme Weather Helps Drive Up Food Prices

Outlet: The New York Times

January 5, 2011

As my colleague William Neuman reports, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization announced this week that food prices hit a record high last month. Its Food Price Index was 214.7 for December, the highest level since the organization created the index to measure the price of a standard basket of goods in 1990. Some environmental groups are attributing this partly to an increase in extreme weather that scientists say is probably linked to global warming…

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