Food Fight - Most Commented


Warehouse stores limiting rice sales

Apr 23, 2008
Sam's Club, Wal-Mart's warehouse retailer, has joined Costco in limiting sales of some rice to four bags per customer. Sarah Gardner reports on rising food prices and consumer habits.
Posted In: Retail

Global crises call for common efforts

Apr 21, 2008
Some of the world's poorest consumers in Africa and Asia have rioted recently over rising prices of wheat and rice. Economist Jeffrey Sachs, author of "Common Wealth," talks with host Kai Ryssdal about how more food riots and skyrocketing energy costs may be on the way.
Posted In: Books

Are biofuels hurting the planet?

Apr 21, 2008
Biofuels are getting blamed for a global food crisis and a setback in anti-poverty efforts. Fortune magazine's Allan Sloan examines the wisdom of growing things to make them into ethanol and considers alternatives.

Paying egg-stra

Apr 18, 2008
With food prices on the rise, Sarah Gardner asks why it costs twice as much to make an omelette. She discovers cracking the price of eggs is quite the riddle.



About this collection

Fast and cheap. That's how we expect our food. But global demand is expected to double by 2050. Scarcity affects every continent. Riots and protests over food prices ripple across much of Africa, South Asia and Latin America. Even in the United States, food prices have soared recently. Marketplace, Marketplace Morning Report and Marketplace Money look at how we got to this point and how the world is coping with the prospect of not enough food.