Drought-inflated food prices to affect menus
Drought-inflated food prices to affect menus. Posted: Thursday, October 18, 2012 11:52 AM EST. Updated: Saturday, October 20, 2012 5:00 PM EST. Restaurant owners warn that drought-inflated food prices will soon affect their menus. (Source: WBBH/NBC) 

Eateries in Kochi hike food prices, blame it on fuel and groceries
Times of India
KOCHI: For Kochiites who depend on eateries, this is indeed depressing news. Almost all the restaurants in the city have hiked the rate of food items, citing the increase in the price of cooking gas and groceries. And eateries that are yet to hike 

Essential kitchen items: spike in prices likely before Eid
Business Recorder (blog)
Traders in different markets of the twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad said that prices of essentialfood items peaked, but they feared that rates were likely to spike before Eidul Azha. The survey noted that tomato prices rose from Rs 40 to Rs 70 

High chicken prices force consumers to depend more on eggs and fish
The Sunday Times Sri Lanka
The retail traders on the other hand are on the verge of increasing their prices but do not want to lose their customers. He said if the wholesale dealers raise prices, the impact is going to be huge sending theprices of food items prepared with 

Expert calls for economy in spending, use of utilities
Gulf Today
Dr Hassan stated that the celebration of the World Food Day coincided this year with another series of skyrocketing global prices, especially food prices, which he said could be curbed only through the joint efforts of all concerned stakeholders 


Buying Food Past Its Sell-By Date Tough To Swallow For Greeks
NPR (blog)
Incomes have dropped nearly 50 percent in some cases, but food prices are at record highs. The Greek newspaper Ekathimerini recently reported that the country has some of the most expensive food and the costliest dairy products in the entire European 

NPR (blog)

Food price inflation in Venezuela jumps 2.1% in September
El Universal
 cheese and eggs (+1.3%); meats (+0.8%); and seeds, oils and pulses (0.6%). Between January and September, the food basket accumulated inflation amounted to 12.6%, while from September 2011 through September 2012, food prices have risen 22%.

SA households’ food insecure – Minister
Creamer Media’s Engineering News
Food security remained a problem, specifically in rural and peri-urban areas, where unemployment and poverty rates were high. “While food prices have generally increased, it remains an anomaly that a basket of basic foodstuffs in rural areas is more 

Developing sustainable fresh food supply chains
Bangkok Post
Wrong side of supply and demand: In a market where prices fluctuate, multiple exchange rates affect sourcing decisions, and food quality and safety standards can be applied inconsistently to secure lowerprices, farmers who had invested significantly 

The American Elections | ZeroHedge
By Tyler Durden
I think we’ve seen the top this past month and will see a good correction, maybe not to its actual real value, but pretty sizeable nonetheless. And whoever wins, the “other side” will be blamed for the tanking market. And food prices will appear 
The World Banks double standard stance over the global land grabs 
‘As food prices rise, investors are buying up huge tracts of land. In the last 10 years, land in developing countries six times the size of Japan has been sold,’ an Oxfam report confirmed. According to Oxfam, ‘too often, these deals are ‘land 
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Malawi inflation hits 28.3 percent: Cost of living up | Malawi news 
By Nyasa Times
NSO said the inflation has increased due to a sharp rise in food prices,. “Food inflation has gone up by 27.7 percent compared to 2.7 percent during the same period last year,” said the NSO. “Core inflation has gone up by 28.8 percent 
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