L'Osservatore highlights soaring food prices of 2011
Catholic World News - January 13, 2012
The Vatican newspaper has called attention to a damaging rise in food prices worldwide during 2011.
The price of food soared by 35% during the year, despite a significant decrease in December, noted L’Osservatore Romano. The data on prices, supplied by the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization, illustrate the difficulties facing millions of families, and the challenge of fighting hunger.
Future prices trends are highly uncertain. Food prices are notoriously difficult to predict because of fluctuations in weather patterns and subsequent harvests, as well as other economic factors.
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