Un says global food prices down again

first_img Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debates Sponsored Stories Top Stories Comments   Share   Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family Clean energy: Why it matters for Arizona ROME (AP) – A U.N. agency says world food prices have dropped in June for a third straight month to their lowest level in nearly two years but that dry weather in recent weeks could cause a spike.The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization said in its monthly report Thursday that global prices of a basket of food commodities fell by 1.8 percent from May to their lowest level since September 2010.The agency also lowered its forecast for 2012 world cereal production but is still forecasting a record harvest up 2 percent from the previous high registered last year.center_img New high school in Mesa lets students pick career paths More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements Quick workouts for men Parents, stop beating yourself up The Rome-based agency keeps a close watch on volatile global prices because rises in the prices of staple food have led to violence in some countries in recent years.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)last_img read more