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Food Security Impacted by Extreme Weather, Task Force Reports

Aug. 14 - The future supply of food for the world's population is becoming increasingly vulnerable to extreme weather conditions, a UK-US research group said in a report. Governments and organizations should take steps to reduce risk if they are to meet a 60% increase in food demand by 2050, it said.

Middle East Food Crisis Grows With Conflict

July 13 - As early harvests of grain come in from the fields in the Middle East, Iraq is facing shortages because of war-related problems farmers had in obtaining seed and also in distribution problems that began at the storage silos and continued through the supply chain to the point of household rations dispersals, according to press reports and UN Food and Agriculture Organization reports.

A July 12 Wall Street Journal story quoted the FAO's country brief on Iraq, which said "Food prices in Anbar are the highest of all governorates, around 58 percent above the prices in Baghdad."