Why Global Food Prices are Going Crazy

Despite the fact that the price of staples like wheat, corn and sugar have risen by more than 50 percent in recent months, the price of food in the U.S. has barely budged - here's an explanation.

You hear NPR's Planet Money team on WXXI-AM 1370 every day. Their latest blog entry on the economics of food explains whats driving high prices, who's at risk to go hungry and why.