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Food prices surge

Global food prices rose in 2010, especially for sugar and cereal grains. Floods and drought were factors in the sharp increases, but low inventories for commodities such as corn and soy and biofuel policies also played a role.

Global food prices rose in 2010, especially for sugar and cereal grains.

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A global effort to keep food prices from soaring higher
Article | As food prices soar to new highs, emerging market governments are nervous and are deploying short-term fixes. But long-term trends are ominous.
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Global effort to calm food prices
Article | Faced with rising international food prices, governments around the world are cooking up measures to protect domestic supplies and keep a lid on prices at home.

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