|Food prices jump most in 19 months as oils, grains rise|
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PARIS — World food prices rose 2.6 percent in February, the biggest jump in 19 months, as prices for cooking oils, grains, dairy and sugar all rose, the United Nations’ Food & Agriculture Organization said.
An index of 55 food items rose to 208.1 points from a restated 202.9 in January, when it dropped to the lowest level since June 2012, the Rome-based FAO wrote in an online report today. The gauge is still down 2.1 percent from a year earlier.
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