Food prices have risen 11.4% from August 2021 to August 2022. Phil Lempert, the editor at, joined Cheddar News to discuss the causes behind the rise of food prices. "The number one that nobody's really talking about, that they should be, is climate change," he said. "So what's happened with climate change as it relates to butter and milk? The bottom line is that the feed has gotten more expensive for farmers because of the floods, heat, and everything else."