Associated Press is writing about it :
"A U.N. report says the world faces an emerging “global social crisis” from widespread unemployment, high food and fuel prices and other effects of the 2008-2009 economic downturn. The U.N. assistant secretary-general for economic development said Wednesday that governments are falling behind in helping the more than 200 million unemployed people in 2010 and those left hungry because of high food prices."Maize prices are highest in 30 years :
Same thing for the Commodity Food and Beverage Price Index.