Are we heading towards a global food crisis?
A special UN meeting has concluded that good harvests and adequate cereal stocks should mean recent rises in food prices ease. Are you concerned?
The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said its food prices index had risen 25% since last year.
Price rises have already sparked riots in Mozambique, but experts agreed there was no indication of an impending world food crisis.
The FAO's top grain expert, Abdolreza Abbassian, said "the spillover effects are nothing like we had in 2007-8, because a lot of other conditions that we had in 2007-8 which led to that sort of situation fortunately are not present."
Have you noticed the cost of food rising where you are? Should there be more regulation of food markets? Should countries maintain emergency food stocks?
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