According to this new paper of mine titled “Rising Food Prices, Food Price Volatility, and Political Unrest,” the answer is a qualified yes: Continue reading →
An editorial in this morning’s New York Times:
“It is disappointing that the agriculture ministers from the 20 large industrial economies who gathered last week in Paris failed to end two policies that are a big part of the problem: bans on agricultural exports by certain producers and government supports for food-based biofuel production. Continue reading →
There was a very nice infographic in the Guardian last week showing the evolution of food prices by food group — meat, dairy, cereals, oils and fats, and sugar — over the last ten years.
By the way, this is the same data I have been using for the paper I am writing on the relationship between food prices and political unrest.