Precarious Prices for Food: An Excerpt from Nourished Planet

Understanding food price volatility can lead to better policymaking, prevent social upheavals, and limit economic growth from pushing more into chronic hunger.

Food price volatility pushes millions into poverty, especially in low-income countries, leading to widespread malnutrition and civil unrest. Commodity prices are no longer determined by quality or supply and demand, rather financial speculators undermine the price of food, contributing to global instability.