What is the impact of rising food prices?

02 January 2013

Portrait of Professor Sir Charles Godfray

with Professor Sir Charles Godfray
Director, Oxford Martin School

Professor Charles Godfray was appointed Director of the Oxford Martin School on 1 February 2018. He is a population biologist with broad interests in the environmental sciences and has published in fundamental and applied areas of ecology, evolution...

Almost inevitably, as we see demand for food increasing, we’re going to see an increase in prices. At the moment, global food prices are cheaper than they have ever been historically. However, we need to be careful of rising food prices as they can lead to social instability, comments Charles Godfray.