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Food prices hit record highs

Mar 3, 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.
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California lawmaker lobbies for sweetened-beverage tax

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.
Posted In: Food, Health
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Bread is more than wheat, milk and eggs

Mar 2, 2011
Even though commodity prices are skyrocketing, what you pay for food is not necessarily going up. Here's why.
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All going up: Oil prices, gas prices, a good glass of wine

Feb 24, 2011
File this under everything is related: The rise and decline of oil and wine prices march almost in lockstep.
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Colonel Sanders more profitable in China than the U.S.

Feb 21, 2011
For the first time ever, KFC is making bigger profits in China than in the U.S.
Posted In: China, Food
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High food prices cause concern in Middle East

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.
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Rising food prices not expected to largely affect U.S. consumers

Feb 17, 2011
Food is getting more expensive worldwide, but economists predict rising prices won't largely affect American life.
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Italians urged to boycott mobbed-up tomatoes

Feb 9, 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.
Posted In: Agriculture, Food
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Drought in China threatens global wheat supply

Feb 9, 2011
China is the world's largest producer and consumer of grain. But after severe winter droughts in the northern breadbasket region, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization warns of a global wheat shortage that will drive up the cost of foods like noodles and cereal. Rob Schmitz has more.
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Finally -- an end to the 'banana wars'

Feb 4, 2011
The European Parliament voted to make it easier for American banana growers to sell the fruit to Europe, ending two decades of colonial favoritism. Now it will be easier for American banana farmers to sell their produce to the world's largest banana market. Christopher Werth explains.
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