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    The cost of food: facts and figures
    Explore the facts and figures behind the rising price of food across the globe.









    Rising oil prices and fears over climate change have seen a massive rise in the use of maize to make bio-fuels, pushing up food prices



    There will be billions more mouths to feed by 2050, making an increased demand for food a long-term trend










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    FOOD PRICE CRISIS


    Rice pinch
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    BACKGROUND AND ANALYSIS
    The cost of food
    Explore the facts and figures behind the rising price of food across the globe

    Q&A: Rising world food prices
    Is India facing a food crisis?
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    World Service Food Crisis page


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