The sky-rocketing cost of wheat is breaking food budgets around the world. Families are paying more for bagels in Brooklyn and for flatbread in Afghanistan. The difference is that many Afghans are now spending half their earnings on bread alone. International aid is keeping the country — one of the world's poorest — from food riots and starvation. But the crisis may encourage some farmers to move out of the drug trade and into wheat.
Food Gobbles Up Afghans' Income as Prices Soar
News & Features Ivan Watson · NPR ·