Human Wrongs Watch

(UN News)* — The UN barometer of world food prices has surged to a new peak, reaching its highest level since July 2011, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) announced this Thursday [4 November 2021]. 

© IFAD/P. Vega | A woman sells potatoes in the Andahuaylas food market in Peru.
The FAO  Food  Price  Index, which tracks the international prices of a basket of food commodities, is up 3.9 per cent from September, rising for a third consecutive month.

Cereal prices overall increased by 3.2 per cent, with wheat rising five per cent, due to reduced harvests in major exporting nations, including Canada, Russia and the United States. Prices of all other major cereals also increased.

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