Mar 4, 2011 A United Nations food agency said today that global food prices reached record highs in February, and warned that rising oil prices could prompt...
Mar 3, 2011 Shortages and price shocks have helped along protests in the Middle East. One factor in rising food prices is climate change, says the Earth Policy Institute.
Aug 5, 2011 The United Nations is reporting a 2.2 percent increase in its Food Price Index for February. This is the highest level recorded since the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) began monitoring prices in 1990.
Mar 2, 2011 A California lawmaker has proposed a penny-per-ounce tax on sweetened beverages like soda. Bob Moon speaks to LA Times consumer columnist David Lazarus about whether the tax would work and why it may hit lower-income households hardest.
Mar 1, 2011 Even though commodity prices are skyrocketing, what you pay for food is not necessarily going up. Here's why.
Feb 24, 2011 File this under everything is related: The rise and decline of oil and wine prices march almost in lockstep.
Sep 22, 2011 For the first time ever, KFC is making bigger profits in China than in the U.S.
Feb 18, 2011 Rising food costs hurt poor and middle class people in the Middle East. Prices have fueled protests everywhere from Jordan to Yemen and Egypt.
Feb 16, 2011 Food is getting more expensive worldwide, but economists predict rising prices won't largely affect American life.
Jun 1, 2011 Alessandro di Pietro, host of the Italian daytime show "'Occhino alla Spesa" (which translates as "keeping an eye on the shopping") urged his viewers to boycott Sicily's famous Pachino tomatoes. di Peitro claims the mafia is controlling distribution of the popular food.