Quick Link: Extreme Weather Drives Up Food Prices

Officials at the World Bank and the UN say countries should prepare for a spike in food prices after this summer’s droughts in the Midwest, Russia and Brazil. But it’s not only a short-term problem. A report from Oxfam warns that extreme weather caused by climate change will make food prices even more volatile in the future.

The directors of three major United Nations food and agriculture programs sounded the alarm both on the immediate problem of high food prices and the “long-term issue of how we produce, trade and consume food in an age of increasing population, demand and climate change.”

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