Soaring World Food Prices
April 19, 2008 Got milk? China does. In just eight years, consumption of milk has almost tripled. New wealth and new dining habits among China's burgeoning middle class is driving that growth — which is helping to drive up dairy prices around the world.
April 17, 2008 Once the breadbasket of the Roman Empire, Egypt faces growing unrest related to high food prices. Recently, long and sometimes violent lines have formed at bakeries selling subsidized bread, and ordinary Egyptians say it's impossible to make ends meet.
April 16, 2008 Britain has been forced to seek a compromise between finding greener ways to fuel its economy and growing food to feed its population. A new law went into effect there Tuesday that requires 2.5 percent of all gasoline and diesel sold for any vehicle to come from biofuels.
April 14, 2008 International aid institutions are scrambling to help poor nations cope with a dramatic jump in food prices. Part of the problem is attributed to low food reserves, rising energy prices and high demand for biofuels. The era of inexpensive food may be over.