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Global food prices reach peak

In the spotlight – the spectre of rising food prices returns

In the spotlight – the spectre of rising food prices returns

Global food prices are at a record high again, only two years or so after the last dramatic price spike sparked food riots and heightened the debate worldwide over food security. While there is alarm, analysts appear less worried about the current situation than they were in 2008. Food manufacturers, however, may beg to differ. Ben Cooper reports.