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
New Directions in the Fight Against Hunger and Malnutrition: A Festschrift in Honor of Per Pinstrup-Andersen. Cornell University, Statler Hotel Amphitheater. The conference begins at 7:30 a.m. with breakfast and ends with a reception the following day with remarks by professor Pinstrup-Andersen at 2:25 p.m. For the schedule and details, click here.
My joint contribution with Malden Nesheim is from 1:40-2:00 p.m. on “the internationalization of the obesity epidemic: the case of sugar-sweetened sodas.”