This article from the Washington Post explores the context and breadth of current global inflation of food items. Staple food items like jollof rice in Nigeria, pasta in Russia and beef in Brazil are percentages costlier than they usually are. The issue of rising consumer food prices is both a global issue and a local issue. While the pandemic is a factor, larger and longer-term challenges are also at play: growing populations, globalisation and climate change may make higher food prices the new normal.
Fluctuating oil prices, the waning of the US dollar and the pandemic and its subsequent reopening has lead to global inflation of food items across the globe from Russia to Brazil to Nigeria and more.