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Fears of higher food prices across Asia

There are growing concerns across Asia about the rise in the price of soybeans.

Used for everything from making tofu to high protein animal feed, the cost of soybeans has recently risen strongly due to a drought hitting crops in the US.

As Ashleigh Nghiem reports, shopkeepers are so far trying to absorb the cost increase rather than pass it onto their customers.

Yet the big fear is that it will push up the price of meats such as pork in China.

  • 20 Sep 2012