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World Food Prices Fall For Fifth Month

The U.N.'s Food and Agriculture Organization looked at 55 food groups to determine the prices for the month of November.

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Although food prices have continued to fall, economists with the FAO say prices are "bottoming out."

World food prices continued to fall for a fifth straight month in November, however the index is still higher than past years.

The United Nation’s Food and Agriculture Organization studied 55 food items, including grain, sugar, dairy, meat and edible oils.

The index fell one point from October at an average of 215 points.

Sugar declined after good harvests in areas like India and the Russian Federation, while cereals climbed amid a drought in Ukraine affecting grain harvests.

Signs the food prices may be “bottoming out” include a high surplus for many food items.

A tumultuous economic environment across Europe and a strong U.S. dollar have driven down prices, the organization says.

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Liz Leslie

Liz Leslie is a journalist based in Bloomington, Indiana. When she's not writing about food, she's likely eating food. Or dreaming about food.

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