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Global Food Prices Drop in July
Global Food Prices Drop in July
Global food prices fell by the biggest amount since 2008 due to easing concerns over the supplies of grains and vegetable oils as Ukraine restarted its exports.  The United Nations world food cost index dropped almost 9% in July.  According to Bloomberg, the index is at its lowest level since January before Russia’s attack on Ukraine helped push the cost of food close to record levels.  It’s the f
World Food Prices Drop in May
World food prices dropped in May, the second-straight monthly decrease after hitting a record high in March. The U.N.’s Food and Agricultural Organization says while overall prices dipped, the cost of cereals and meat both rose during May. The ...
Vilsack: Ukraine War Makes Addressing Hunger More Challenging
Vilsack: Ukraine War Makes Addressing Hunger More Challenging
Efforts to feed the world's growing populations is under more strain than normal right now, partly because of disruptions in food supplies coming out of Ukraine. "We have a twin challenge here," noted USDA head Tom Vilsack. "We've got an immediate global food security challenge by virtue of the disruption that the invasion has caused and the impact it's going to have on unstable, p
White House Looks To Address Hunger, Nutrition Needs
White House Looks To Address Hunger, Nutrition Needs
"This September I'll be convening a White House conference on hunger nutrition and health," President Joe Biden recently announced. The Commander In Cheif noted the conference is designed to catalyze both the public and private sectors. "Anti-hunger and nutrition advocates, food companies, local & state governments, tribal and territory communities; to lay out our plan to comba
Russia Accused of Stealing Tons of Grain from Ukraine
Russia Accused of Stealing Tons of Grain from Ukraine
Russia stands accused of stealing several hundred thousand tons of grain from the parts of Ukraine it currently controls. Business Insider said Ukraine’s deputy agriculture minister made the accusation over the weekend. The Ukraine Foreign Ministry made the claim last week on Twitter, saying, “We demand that Russia stop illicit grain stealing, unblock Ukrainian ports, and allow ships to pass.”

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