Global Food Prices Are High And Rising : Planet Money : The Indicator from Planet Money Climate change, farmworker shortages and increasing transportation costs are driving global food prices higher and higher. What happens when food costs too much?

Do High Food Prices Mean Unrest?

Do High Food Prices Mean Unrest?

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Cubans buy a donation food module at a supermarket in Arroyo Naranjo municipality in Havana, on August 11, 2021. - Cubans receive a free food module with products donated by several countries in an attempt to to alleviate the shortage of food and medicines following the difficult situation caused by Covid-19 in the country. (Photo by YAMIL LAGE / AFP) (Photo by YAMIL LAGE/AFP via Getty Images)
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Across the world, the price of food is going way up. Wholesale food prices like wheat, sugar and vegetable oil have increased by a massive 33% since last year. That's according to the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization. What does that mean for people already struggling?

Today we speak with doctoral researcher Ida Rudolfsen about high food prices and whether this is likely to lead to unrest, protest or even war.

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