More protection needed against volatility in food prices | Pacific Beat

More protection needed against volatility in food prices

More protection needed against volatility in food prices

Updated 12 February 2013, 10:13 AEDT

Food prices are impacted by many things, from availability of crops, out of season production and the large impact of unforseen weather.

Last year in the United States drought saw the price of soy beans, corn and wheat skyrocket pushing up the price of food.

How to protect the consumer from the high volatility of food prices is one of the questions being addressed at the Annual Conference of the Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society.

Presenter:Sian Gard

Speaker:Will Martin, research manager, World Food Bank

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