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Floods, Drought Are Destroying Crops and Sparking Food Inflation

  • Prices soar globally for everything from wheat to cooking oil
  • Rising costs adding to pandemic-spurred food struggles
Workers cultivate seedlings inside a greenhouse in Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro state, Brazil, on June 13.

Workers cultivate seedlings inside a greenhouse in Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro state, Brazil, on June 13.

Photographer: Leonardo Carrato/Bloomberg

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Wild weather is wreaking havoc on crops around the world, sending their prices skyrocketing.