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Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO). 2008. International commodity prices. http://www.fao.org/es/esc/prices (Accessed November 10, 2008)
International Monetary Fund (IMF). 2008. IMF Primary Commodity Prices, monthly data (CSV file) for 8 price indices and 49 actual price series, 1980 - current. http://www.imf.org/external/np/res/commod/index.asp (Accessed November 10, 2008)
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Trends in food commodity prices, compared to trends in crude oil prices (indices)
Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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.