Tag Archive for 'food prices'

Oxfam highlights impact of extreme weather on global food prices

September 11th, 2012 by Oxfam

According to international agency Oxfam, new research shows that the full impact of climate change on future food prices is being underestimated. Oxfam’s report, Extreme Weather, Extreme Prices, highlights for the first time how extreme weather events such as droughts and floods could drive up future food prices. Previous research only tends to consider gradual […]

Friends of the Earth warns that aviation biofuel target risks food price rises

June 22nd, 2011 by Friends of the Earth

Plans announced by the European aviation industry on 22 June 2011 to fuel its planes with two million tonnes of biofuels by 2020, has been criticised by Friends of the Earth. The announcement, which follows expert warnings about the impact of biofuels on food prices and world hunger, comes as G20 ministers meet in Paris […]

OECD and FAO state that high food prices are here to stay

June 20th, 2011 by Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development

Higher food prices and volatility in commodity markets are here to stay, according to a report by the OECD and the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO).

World’s poor will suffer most from global food price rises

June 6th, 2011 by Oxfam

Oxfam warned on 31 May 2011 that average prices of staple crops will more than double in 20 years if urgent action is not taken to change the international food system, which is already failing to feed nearly one billion people a day. Research published in Oxfam’s report “Growing a Better Future” forecasts that average […]