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FAO Food Price Index highest in 19 months

The FAO Food Price Index of 55 food items rose to 208.1 points last month, 5.2 points, or 2.6 percent, above a slightly revised index for January, but still 2.1 percent less than one year ago. February’s rebound, the sharpest

World Food Prices Rise to Record, May Gain Further, UN Says (2) – Bloomberg.com

Rising food costs contributed to riots across North Africa and the Middle East in the last several months that toppled leaders in Egypt and Tunisia. Prices surged as bad weather ruined crops from Canada to Australia and Russia banned grain