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Global Food Prices At 4-Year Low, FAO Says, Warning Of ‘Hunger Hotspots’

News outlets discuss global food prices reported by the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

Deutsche Welle: Global food prices hit four-year low
“World food prices fell to their lowest level since 2010 in September, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) reported Thursday. … The FAO provided a cautious outlook for the months ahead, mentioning specifically that the Ebola virus outbreak was a hot spot of concern since it was disrupting markets and farming activities in West Africa, thus affecting food security…” (10/9).

Reuters: Aid groups cheer food price fall to 4-year low, “hunger hotspots” remain
“World food prices have hit a four-year low, a U.N. agency reported on Thursday, with record harvests breathing new hope into the fight against hunger, though some ‘hunger hotspots’ remain…” (Arsenault, 10/9).

U.N. News Centre: Good harvests, abundant inventory continue to drive international food prices down — U.N.
“Food markets are more stable and prices for most agricultural commodities are sharply lower than they have been in recent years, according to the latest edition of the biannual Food Outlook report released [Thursday] by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)…” (10/9).

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