# Global food prices reached a 10-year high in 2021, rising by an average of 28-percent compared to the previous year. That’s according to the UN’s Food and Agricultural Organisation. AFP reports food oils saw an average price jump of 66-percent last year to hit their highest ever level. Grain prices rose by 27-percent, hitting a level not seen since 2012, with corn prices soaring 44.1-percent and wheat rising 31.3-percent. Meat prices rose by an average of 12.7-percent in 2021, and dairy products by 16.9-percent.