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Feb 3, 2011

UN Food Price Index at its Highest Mark Ever

On 3 February 2011, Brownfield Ag News of America reported that the United Nations global "Food Price Index" had risen to 230.7, its highest point ever since recordings began in 1990.  The increase in January 2011 was the seventh straight monthly increase in sucession. 

During the last food crisis of June 2008, the index stood at 224.1   This article reports that some of the recent unrest in the Middle East and North Africa can be attributed to the rising cost of food. 
For more see: Meyer, Bob. "World Food Price Index hits record-high," Brownfield Ag News for America, 3 February 2011.

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