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is there any relation to the shift towards biofuel crops?

rising food prices is a world wide phenomenon right now and I saw an interview with Joseph Stiglitz where he said "if you turn food into fuel, then with rising fuel prices, the price of food will increase".

Why France ? Well, I'm sure a france-based commentator will know better than me but it may be a cultural thing. The french simply may not base their diet around imported processed food in the way that others do. Plus I was told that whilst the rest of europe uses canadian and American wheat for bread, the french tend to use local wheat as it gives it the preferrred texture.

It would be interesting to find out if other countries with strong local fresh food cultures such as Spain Italy or Greece are suffering. I know that Italy has a problem with durum wheat prices, but that is cos they import most of it now.

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Fri Dec 14th, 2007 at 06:51:27 AM EST
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