101213.JPGThere are so many articles online highlighting the global increase in the cost of basic foods such as grain, corn, rice and the knock on effect this is having on the cost of beef. People fighting to get limited stocks of bread in Egypt, parents unable to feed their families in Asia due to staples such as rice double in price. The BBC has some short videos on the subject, from the wheat farmer in Australia to a bakery in America. On the same subject I read an interesting blog by the Democrats & Liberals with a load of links to follow on articles that is worth reading, plus it’s attracted several comments from readers. If you want to learn about the global increase in food and how global warming, diet, oil prices and biofuels are all playing a hand in this supply and demand crisis, Recipe for Catastrophe: Climate, Fuel, and Food is a good place to start.

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