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Trends in food commodity prices, compared to trends in crude oil prices (indices)

Year: 2009 Author: Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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The impacts of reduced food availability, higher food prices and thus lower access to food by many people have been dramatic. It is estimated that in 2008 at least 110 million people have been driven into poverty and 44 million more became undernourished (World Bank, 2008). Over 120 million more people became impoverished in the past 2–3 years.
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