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Extreme weather could lead to big food price hikes warns Oxfam

The report, titled Extreme Weather, Extreme Prices, says a US drought in 2030 could raise the price of maize by as much as 140 per cent over and above the average price of food, which is already likely to be double today's prices. Drought and flooding in southern Africa could increase the consumer price of maize and other coarse grains by as much as 120 per cent by 2030, the reports says, while nationwide drought in India or extensive flooding across South East Asia could see the world market price of rice increase by 22 per cent. "We will all feel the impact as prices spike but the poorest people will be hit hardest. "The huge potential impact of extreme weather events on future food prices is missing from today's climate change debate. The world needs to wake up to the drastic consequences facing our food system of climate inaction."
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