08 Jun '12, 12pm

On Our Radar: Global Food Prices Retreat

On Our Radar: Global Food Prices Retreat

On Our Radar: Global Food Prices Retreat By THE NEW YORK TIMES Associated Press A vendor arranging vegetables in his market stall in Gauhati, India. Global food prices dropped sharply in May and are likely to fall further in coming months, although they remain vulnerable to possible extreme weather events, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization reports. The price declines were especially striking for oils, fats, dairy products and sugar. [Reuters] Japan’s prime minister appeals to the nation to accept that two nuclear reactors that have been shut down since the Fukushima Daiichi disaster must be restarted to protect the economy and people’s livelihoods. [Associated Press] The House Natural Resources Committee votes to weaken the Lacey Act , marking up a bill that would make it easier to import illegally logged wood into the United States. [Library of Congress...

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