9/7/2011
Why has the price of food escalated so quickly?
28.12%
Rising costs of producing food crops (land, fertilizers, machinery, rent, etc.).
20.31%
Former surpluses of food crops utilized for bioethanol.
18.75%
Restrictions regarding crops derived from modern biotechnology in Europe.
18.75%
Greater demand for meat and better food from BRIC countries.
14.06%
Inadequate infrastructure for transporting food to people in need.