Photo: "Perfect Storm" in Food Prices Caused by Many Factors



Customers compete to buy fresh bread at a government-subsidized bakery in Cairo, Egypt, on April 7, 2008.

Egypt has been hit particularly hard by a dramatic increase in global food prices, including wheat, with quarrels and civil unrest striking many of the country's bread queues.

But countries everywhere—from the very rich to the very poor—are feeling the pressure of "agflation" due to increased worldwide demand and continuing supply problems.

Read more of our special series on the global food crisis.

Photograph by Jason Larkin/Getty Images


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