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Vegetables in Nairobi, Kenya, such as tomatoes, cost nearly three times more today than they did in 2007. Ongoing increases in prices are making it especially hard for families to meet basic nourishment needs. The United Nations reports that international food prices doubled between 2003 and 2008, dropped in 2009 and spiked nearly a quarter this year from 2010.
Why are prices fluctuating dramatically? There are three main reasons:
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