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Global food prices for grain and vegetable oil were the highest on record last year, even after falling for nine months in a row, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization said, as Russia’s war in Ukraine, drought and other factors take the blame for inflation and global hunger. The FAO Food Price Index, which tracks monthly changes in food prices, dipped by 1.9% in December. For the whole year, it averaged 143.7 points, more than 14% above the 2021 average, which also saw large increases. The December decline was led by a drop in the price of vegetable oils amid shrinking […]

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"Palm oil, one of the world’s most unhealthy food crops","sunflower oil, spreading the joy of cardiovascular disease", "wheat is essential to providing the low-cost, low-quality nutrition": This is the dumbest nonsense I've read in a long time.

 

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Meanwhile in Canada, the federal government imposed carbon taxes and restrictions on the most common types of commercial fertilizers, causing nearly all commercial farmers in Canada to declare that they either can't, or won't, continue to farm under these conditions due to the exorbitant and unreasonable cost imposed by the climate change carbon policies.

And then in the same news cycle, we see these stories about famine and food prices.

Hilariously, drawing a connection between climate change policies and food prices/shortages nearly always results in accusations of conspiracy theory...

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