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Food prices – a primer

05/04/2008

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Adam has written before on food prices, biofuels etc. Today he came across this comprehensive multimedia feature in the Financial Times:-

Food prices have been rising steadily in the past few months and the effects are being felt globally. As agricultural commodities such as wheat and dairy trade at record highs, some governments, such as Russia, are implementing price controls on selected types of bread, cheese, milk, eggs and vegetable oil.But why is food getting more expensive? What role do biofuels play and how has the weather affected crop yields this year? How does the cost of oil factor into the price of food? Our multimedia feature explains

There is a good collection of other material here also.

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