Thursday, September 10, 2015

Global Food Prices Drop

We have all heard the reports of a bunker crop coming and low commodity prices. Yet another sign of this is a large decline in global food prices. Linked below is an article that hits on this decline in food prices and examines many reasons. Read the linked article and use the discussion points to guide conversations around the globe in various settings!

Global Food Prices Drop Most in 7 Years

Discussion Points

  • What causes were noted as reasons for declining food and commodity prices around the globe? See how many you can identify. 
  • Explain how this article stresses the global network we are all a part of in agriculture.
  • How long has it been since we have seen declines like this?
  • What are your predictions in relation to food and commodity prices over the next year? Over the next five years? Be sure to support your responses.
  • How do crops look in your home area? How will this effect global food prices?
  • Are low food prices a good or bad thing? Look at this from many different perspectives.

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