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April 2, 2014

World Hunger 

sun

Global Climate Change Impacts Food Supply

A warming world will affect everything from crops to the oceans, a new UN study says.

January 10, 2014

More Moo 

meat in grocery store case

New Direction For Beef Herd Could Ease Meat Prices

Retail prices for choice cuts of beef are up 8 percent over the past year, but a rise in the nation's cattle numbers could mean relief for consumers.

July 11, 2013

Pork Problems 

pig profile

New-To-U.S. Pig Virus Found In Indiana, Humans Not Affected

A pig virus previously found only in Asia and Europe has moved to the United States, killing pigs in 15 states, including Indiana.

April 18, 2013

Strike! 

Stikers rally behind a sign that reads

The Human Cost Of Cheap Food

New York City's fast food workers' strike is the latest attempt by food workers to make consumers recognize the complex costs of eating on the cheap.

July 24, 2012

The Price Is Wrong 

The feet of a person standing on earth that's so dry it's clumped and cracked.

Food Prices Expected To Spike, But Relief May Be In Sight

While economists fear what rising food costs might do to a weak global economy, they predict prices will fall by the end of the year.

July 13, 2012

Dust Bowl 2.0? 

Dead corn plants turning brown in the sun.

What Goes Up Must Come Down — Even Corn Crop Projections

At the beginning of the planting season, experts predicted a record-busting corn crop in 2012. That was before the drought changed everything.

July 6, 2012

 

corn

Agricultural Economists Say Drought Could Impact Food Prices

Purdue economists say if conditions don’t improve, Hoosiers will start to see prices increase at the supermarket.

June 29, 2012

Hot And Dry 

drought with feet

Midwestern Drought Threatens Crops, Food Prices

With corn prices up about 27 percent in the past month and no sign of rain in Midwestern states, dry weather could force food prices across the country to rise.

May 18, 2012

Depends On How You Slice It 

Two side-by-side photos.  On the left, two carrots that grew wrapped around one another, as though they are hugging.  On the right, close-up of a hand holding a packaged twinkie.

How Much Does It Cost To Eat Healthy?

Is junk food really cheaper than healthy food? The USDA says it depends how you do the math.

October 13, 2011

Pricey Peanuts 

peanut butter

Weather Woes Make Peanut Prices Jump

The price of your PB&J is about to rise as drought and too few peanuts have impacted the cost of peanut butter.

September 13, 2011

The Cost Of Food 

Corn

Falling Corn Surplus Could Mean Higher Food Prices

Extreme heat has damaged this year's corn supply, and it could translate to higher food prices down the road.

September 11, 2011

Weird Weather 

Hurricane Flats Farm - South Royalton, VT

Hurricane Irene: The Connection Between Weather And Food

Weeks after Hurricane Irene tore through the east coast, farmers, consumers, and government officials are still taking stock of its impact.

September 3, 2011

Too Much Of A Good Thing? 

A farmers market stall selling melons, peaches, onions, and many other kinds of produce. People are lined up around the stall to make purchases.

Growth Or Glut? A Thousand New Farmers Markets in 2011

In 2011, 7175 farmers markets operated in the U.S., up from 6139 in 2010. Locavores love it, but some farmers call it too much of a good thing.

September 1, 2011

food struggles 

A blue road sign reads, "Wrigley, 224 km. Fort Simpson, 446 km." It stands in a pile of ploughed snow against a backdrop of barren trees.

How To Feed Canada’s Arctic, The Land Without Farms Or Roads

For over 50 years, Canada has struggled to make food affordable in remote Arctic communities. Recent subsidy changes have left many northerners out in the cold.

June 23, 2011

Global Food Prices 

flooded field

Extreme Weather Pushes Food Prices Even Higher

Global food prices are already at a record high and will continue to rise because of this year's extreme weather.

June 8, 2011

Global Food Prices 

Venezuelan market

Inflated Food Prices Hurt Venezuela’s Poor

Venezuela has the world's highest inflation rates which make it difficult for their poorest citizens to keep up with rising food prices.

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