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Around the world, rising food costs are hard to swallow.
The story: From droughts that are withering wheat in North America to frosts damaging coffee in Brazil, climate-driven extreme weather is wreaking havoc on farmers’ crops — and consumers’ wallets reported Matt Egan for CNN Business. World food prices are up 31 percent over the past year, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.
“Climate change is coming right into our dining room tables,” Cynthia Rosenzweig, an agronomist and climatologist, told CNN Business.
And a recent report from the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) confirmed that extreme weather events are getting worse because of…