Restricting trade to control the pandemic damages livelihoods, especially those of the urban poor. The control of future pandemics must strike a balance between health and economic activity.
Poor and inconsistent pricing data makes it hard to assess agricultural markets.
We highlight the distressing rise in the prices of essential food products. We call for the urgent expansion of price controls, as well as an inquiry into the price-setting of major retailers.
A new UN report shows that hunger and food insecurity are rising worldwide. The COVID-19 pandemic is adding to this trend, but is not the major driver.
Canada's public health-care system is one of the most well-developed in the world. And yet, many remote Indigenous communities are still not getting what they need.
Canada’s Food Price Report, recently published by Dalhousie University and the University of Guelph, predicts significant price hikes for vegetables this year.
There is something deeply irrational about the food waste movement.
It seems like a simple case of too much sun or snow wrecking crops. But is it?
As luxury housing developments swallow up agricultural land, they also diminish our food security and health.
South Africa's land reform debate must not lose sight of the real issue: how to provide enough food to feed its people.
Canadians are bargain-hunters when it comes to food, and so food manufacturers try to keep prices low. But does that mean they should engage in 'shrinkflation?'
Canada's bricks-and-mortar grocery stores are in trouble due to stagnant food prices and changing consumer preferences. More grocery store closures are likely on the horizon.
In Morocco, bread is not only a symbol for wider demands but also the material basis of affordable and just living conditions.
The latest report from the Grattan Institute, finds that claims about Australia being dominated by oligopolies are overblown.
An economist explains why turkeys defy the economic laws of supply and demand.
Canadian consumers could benefit from the Competition Bureau’s investigation into the so-called bread cartel, but not in a way they think. Here's how.
Kenya's high consumer food prices are worrying because they are unresponsive to the policies pursued. The country needs to address this and improve planning to attain stability.
Australians may need to get used to coping with more disruptions to their food supply and rising food prices in a warming climate.
The annual economics award recognises the value of micro analysis and good, old-fashioned legwork.
Malawi's large-scale subsidy for farmers has resulted in higher maize production, lower food prices and higher wages. But this has come at significant costs.