#1 Global food prices in July were 33% higher than they were a year ago. Price increases for staples such as maize (up 84%), sugar (up 62%) and wheat (up 55%) are absolutely devastating poverty-stricken communities all over the planet. For example, an expert is warning that 800,000 children living in the Horn of Africa could die during this current famine. Back in 2008 we saw major rioting around the world due to soaring food prices, and now global food prices are on the rise again.
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