Global Food Security Increases Slightly During 2012 Due to Decreased Grain Prices

Today, the Economist Intelligence Unit released an update to its Global Food Security Index, commissioned by DuPont. The latest food price adjustment factor update to the Index shows that global food prices dropped by 2.9 percent last quarter due to falling grain prices. Food security was also enhanced slightly due to an overall rise in global incomes. Food Security increased in virtually every country during the last quarter in 2012, but our work is far from complete, as nearly 20% of people in the most undernourished countries still do not get enough calories in their diets. The price volatility of food remains a real threat to millions on a daily basis.

 

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