FYI: Food Prices Going Up, Up, Up…

• Food pantry and soup kitchen usage is up 9 percent over last year in New York City. [NYT]

• The head of the World Bank says we’re going to need $10 billion to offset the effects of food inflation over the next few years in developing countries. [AP via NYT]

• Did you know that the FDA spent $2.2 million over the past eight years on employee award ceremonies? [Food & Water Watch]

• In a slow market, realtors turn to food to lure buyers. Apparently freshly-baked pies or lemonade on a hot day make the idea of a mortgage go down a little easier. [Seattle Post-Intelligencer]


FYI: Food Prices Going Up, Up, Up…