Friday, April 11, 2008

Excellent Food Price Site: BBC of course

I am supposed to go to Haiti in the next month or so to work on my Village to Village water and health project.  Haiti has long been a dangerous place for travel: 12 Americans were kidnapped (with accompanying violence) last year alone.  But when I asked my wise group of 4th - 6th grade students in First Congregational Church's Jesus and His Kingdom of Equals class whether I should go, even with the personal risk, their answer was unequivocal: Jesus would.  So now, to complicate matters, Haiti is experiencing food riots.  Rising food prices are more than my surprise at the price of a loaf of bread. Yesterday's post

BBC has an excellent site with video, charts, graphs and lots of facts on rising food prices and supply problems.  BBC Food Prices  Some of the best material highlights (full size images should appear in pop-up windows if you click on them). 

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TOP IMPORTERS AND EXPORTERS OF WHEAT

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AND

THE PRICE INCREASES IN CORN, RICE, SOY, AND WHEAT PRICES DURING THE LAST YEAR

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