06 Sep '12, 11am

Climate Change and the Food Supply

Reuters A farmer sampled some sunflower crops lost to the heat in Ergelija, an Albanian village, in late August. Hundreds of wildfires have raged in the western Balkans recently. 1:30 p.m. | Updated A small bit of good news about food prices from the Food and Agriculture Organization, a United Nations agency in Rome: The price spiral seen earlier this summer as markets reacted to droughts and other bad news has leveled off, with the agency’s closely watched index of global food prices essentially unchanged in August compared with July. Prices are still up sharply from earlier in the year and remain high by historical standards, the F.A.O. said Thursday, but they have not reached the peaks seen in 2008 and 2011. The agency held out hope that a third global food crisis in five years might yet be averted. Perhaps the biggest single question about climate change is whether peo...

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