Everyone seems to be worried about world food prices these days, apparently for good reason.
The USDA is projecting equally bad news for the prices of agricultural commodities. These are expected to reach record levels through 2020.
Time Magazine says biofuels are a big factor in rising food prices.
And the United Nations is warning that climate change is the ultimate driver of this problem as well as other causes of world instability.
The good news is that all of this leaves plenty of things for food advocates to work on. Get busy!
Next public appearance
This is a conversation about 101 Classic Cookbooks, 501 Classic Recipes (Rizzoli Books, 2013), with Clark Wolf, Marvin Taylor (curator NYU Fales Library), Rose Levy Beranbaum (author, The Cake Bible), and Madhur Jaffrey (actor and author). 7:30 p.m. 92ndY Tribeca, 200 Hudson St, Price $15, RSVP: here