Food Prices: Feeding the Ten Billion

Less than three years ago, the United Nations World Summit in New York noted the need to help developing countries cope with the effects of weak commodity prices. Now, the World Food Programme is seeking three quarters of a billion dollars to allow them to cope with the opposite: rocketing food prices, which have risen more than eighty percent over the same period. With global population forecast to reach nearly ten billion by 2050, can we feed everyone?

The World Today Updated 15 October 2020 Published 1 June 2008 4 minute READ

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