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Why food prices are rising in the United States

The Covid-19 pandemic sent food prices skyrocketing amid a slew of supply chain disruptions, but food costs have been steadily rising over the past five years. The rise in prices can have serious consequences for the most vulnerable Americans. According to the USDA, 13.8 million Americans qualified as food insecure in 2020. Here's how much food prices have risen, what's driving the increase and how businesses and policymakers can fix it.
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