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Global food prices rise as countries stockpile amid worsening pandemic

Oct 16, 2020
Globally, grain and meat prices continue to rise, just as more and more people can’t afford them because of widespread job losses.
Empty shelves at a grocery store in Los Angeles in March. One expert said the U.S. is probably among the worst of developed countries when it comes to food security.
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El Niño blamed for spike in global food prices

Nov 5, 2015
Heavy rains caused by El Niño are hurting crops in some parts of the world.