Global Food Crisis

From Kenya's slums to India's rice paddies to Brazil's cafes, the skyrocketing cost of food has left no corner of the globe untouched. A special series by National Geographic News explores the myriad local faces of the world's worst food crisis in decades.

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Mexico's iconic flatbreads have become a rallying cry for needy Mexicans angry at the country's biofuels and trade policies. Part of Global Food Crisis: A Special News Series.

June 4, 2008
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Forced to import due to limited farmland, Japan is facing huge price jumps for even basic food items—and a night out is the first thing to suffer. Part of Global Food Crisis: A Special News Series.

June 3, 2008
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High prices are making farming lucrative again. But in the U.S., there's not much productive land that hasn't already been pressed into service. Part of Global Food Crisis: A Special News Series.

June 2, 2008
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Shelves are still stocked in Kenya's stores and stalls, but even staple food items are too expensive for the country's most needy. Part of Global Food Crisis: A Special News Series.

May 30, 2008
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Forced to reduce exports as harvests fail, Australia's farmers—and their buyers around the world—suffer. Part of Global Food Crisis: A Special News Series.

May 29, 2008
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A plethora of factors have conspired to create the worst food crisis in a generation—and make it unlikely prices will shrink any time soon. Part of Global Food Crisis: A Special News Series.

May 28, 2008
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Across the globe, skyrocketing food prices are inciting riots, hoarding, and starvation. What has caused the worst food crisis in a generation?

May 27, 2008

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