From Singapore and Hong Kong to Malaysia, Philippines to India, how inflation and rising food costs are changing the face of hunger

Extreme weather. Swine flu. Rising energy prices. Labour shortages. Bottlenecks and supply chain disruptions caused by the coronavirus pandemic. All these factors have helped drive the price of food to its highest level for a decade.World food prices last month hit their highest level since 2011, according to the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations. The index was up 3 per cent from September and an astonishing 31.3 per cent from October 2020. Driving the increase were…


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