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West African nations facing serious food crisis

With over 1,500 lives lost from the Ebola epidemic, people living in the three most effected nations are also facing a looming food crisis that will certainly affect the health and welfare of everyone as well as the economies of their countries.

Students under fire as the cost of food continues to rise

Mtwara - Students are concerned about the mandatory meal plan for Deli Hall at STEMMUCO college, Tanzania; and the quality and choices, which are limited by the college's contract with Amani Food Vendor.

Scottish mowing event cancelled due to lack of grass

But behind the headline lies a tale of the severe effects the prolonged cold spell, which has gripped north west Europe, is having on farmers' crops and livestock all the way from Scotland to the south of France.

US heatwave and drought expected to affect global food prices

Authorities around the world are raising the alarm about the impact of the heatwave and drought across the American farm belt. They say there will be food shortages, a spike in food prices and even a halt to ethanol production.

UK food bills may rise by 20 percent if new EC VAT rules agreed

A white paper produced by the European Commission in Brussels suggests radical changes to the way value added tax is applied to purchases which, if agreed, could see the cost of food shopping increase by up to 20 percent.

Survey says turkey dinners will cost more this Thanksgiving

A recent survey conducted by the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF), a lobbyist group for farmers, says the retail cost of classic items served in the U.S. on Thanksgiving will cost consumers approximately 13 percent more this year.

Op-Ed: Trying to save money on groceries?

I recently wrote an article exploring the features and benefits of a "", a site that recently went live. Here is what I've been doing with the website.

Op-Ed: Trying to save money on groceries?

To say that people want to save money any way they can is an obvious statement, but if something comes along that can actually help accomplish that, then perhaps you can indulge me this one time.

Op-Ed: The Imminent Water Wars

It takes 1000 tons of water to produce 1 ton of grain and agriculture consumes almost 70 percent of the world's water - though only less than 30 percent in OECD countries.

Op-Ed: Food to be worth an arm and a leg by 2030?

I'm a connoisseur of the finer things in life. Fine juice beverages in the morning, perhaps with something semi-edible. A bed to sleep in sans cockroaches or bed bugs. Yet I find myself all too often counting my pennies to ensure even those luxuries.

World Bank president says world 'one shock away from crisis'

Speaking in Washington and concerned over rising food prices and lingering instability in the Middle East and Africa, World Bank President Robert Zoellick believes the global economy is "one shock away" from a major crisis.

Op-Ed: U.S. federal mandates causing financial pain

You don't have to buy corn to be affected by its price, just fill up your tank and take a trip to the grocery store or mall.

Op-Ed: Food may appreciate faster than gold

Imagine if food prices go up 25 to 50 percent in the next year. Sound crazy? Some are predicting it will happen this summer.

Wegman's freezing prices on 40 common food items for 2011

In this time of economic uncertainty, customers are looking for every deal they can find. One east coast grocery store chain is approaching savings from a new angle - by refusing to change their everyday prices to adjust for inflation in 2011.

Inflation leads to protests in India, teachers on hunger strike

New Delhi - Tens of thousands of protestors gathered in the Indian capital of New Delhi over the ever increasing price of food. In the northeastern region, teachers have gone on a hunger strike because they want better pay.

Is a food crisis coming?

Food could soon hold a greater value than gold to many people with rising prices, civil unrest and food products such as corn being converted into fuel. Americans may soon understand what other countries such as Egypt already know.

Latest reports still show crop loss in Mexico as 'substantial' Special

Coachella - North American consumers should prepare for a "roller coaster" ride in the next several weeks when heading to grocers' produce sections as reports continue coming in showing "substantial" crop losses in Mexico from devasting cold earlier this month.

Buckle up your belts - food prices set to rise warns UN agency

Rome - Inclement weather conditions hindering grain production along with decreasing grain stockpiles are being blamed by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) for the sharp increase in food prices this year.

UN report warns food prices to rise by 40% over next decade

Paris - A new report released by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) suggests that global food prices could rise by 40 percent over the next ten years.

Canadian consumer index registers slight rise

Consumer prices rose 0.1% in the 12 months to May 2009, down from the 0.4% increase in April. Slowdown attributed to a18.3% year-over-year price drop for energy products.

Consumers, Farmers Protest Rising Food Prices

People in our town of Natchitoches, Louisiana are concerned that although the gas prices are $1.63/gallon, food prices are still up. We had been told that the increase in food prices had to do with the cost of delivering groceries.

India's Answer to Rising Food Prices? Eat Rats

The state government of Bihar, India, is urging the people to eat rats because of the rising costs of food. Also, there are plans to add rat to restaurant menus.

Urgent Appeal for Drought-stricken Djibouti

Djibouti is reeling from years of drought and insufficient rain, along with surging fuel and food prices. UN and local government launch appeal for funds.

WFP Expands Operations in West Africa

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has announced it is expanding operations in West Africa to feed an additional 1.4 million people who are struggling due to high food prices.

UN: World Food Aid Deliveries Hit Lowest Level In Past 50 Years

Global food aid deliveries have sunk to their lowest levels in nearly five decades, with deliveries of wheat and maize facing the sharpest drops.

FAO Says April Food Prices fell

The Food and Agriculture organizations says that in April food prices fell; others warn against over optimism; many of the factors that have boosted food prices had not gone away.

As The World Gets Hungrier The Big Name Food Companies Get Richer

The world food crisis is beginning to accelerate sending millions of people to the brink of starvation. As the world faces food prices so high that people are facing hunger mega agribusinesses are making a killing.

Canada Warned That Food Costs Will Be Increasing

As the world's food prices raise Canada will not remain immune. Within months the problems dealing with the rising cost of food will be appearing on the Canadian horizon reports the Bank of Nova Scotia.

Op-Ed: FAO- Food prices up, food stocks down, population pressure starting to bite

Food imports are costing the poorer nations a fortune. There’s not only less of it, the prices of staples are rising fast. The World Food Program, which supports 73 million people, says it may have to reduce rations.

US University Students Cooperate to Fight Hunger

University students from across the United States will be rallying to focus on one of the biggest challenges of our time: hunger. This is a critical time for students to be engaged in the fight against hunger – we are in a hunger crisis
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