Going Green

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Africa to Feel Brunt of Higher Cereal Grains Prices

Weather events, bio-fuels, political unrest -- all contribute to shortages.

Cereal prices hit poor countries

The rising price of cereals such as wheat and maize is a "major global concern", the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) says.

Poor countries could see their cereal import bill rise by more than a third. Africa as a whole is expected to see an estimated 49% increase this year.

International wheat prices have...(complete article here).

1 comment:

bigwhitehat said...

This is why I get so chapped at folks that down engineered crops all the time. We can keep alot of folks fed if we simple plant crops that can grow where they live.