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  1. Roots of food crisis run deep

    Posted Jun 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... decade. Growth in livestock production will stay close to recent trends. Fisheries production, covered for the first time, will grow by a slower rate of 1.3 per cent, and acquaculture- or farming ... wanting to eat more meat, milk and eggs, which increases the demand for grain to feed livestock, not people. Until a decade ago the much-maligned US had either surplus supplies or idle farmland ...

  2. Danger growing that slump in food prices will reverse

    Posted Jun 18th 2009, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... commercial interest in bio-fuels, which meant increased competition with food crops for land, further pushing up prices, especially of grains. That made livestock feed more expensive, driving up meat ...

  3. India and China thwart the agribusiness monster

    Posted Aug 04th 2008, 12:00am by Deep Kisor Datta-Ray

    ... that food price rises are due to newly prosperous Asia's insatiable appetite for meat. It has supposedly led to an explosion in livestock farming and a corresponding increase in demand ...

  4. Co-operation needed to tackle food price threat

    Posted Apr 15th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... such as corn from which ethanol can be made. Corn prices have jumped, as has the cost of livestock feed, which has pushed up beef and pork prices. With less land being planted for food crops like wheat ...

  5. Price of progress

    Posted Jan 18th 2008, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... to food production. Corn, a staple for humans and livestock, has subsequently also increased in value and there has been an additional knock-on effect on meat prices. Drought in Australia ...

  6. A glutton at the table

    Posted May 25th 2008, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... is to spread its food culture all over the world.' This means a meat-based diet that requires intensive breeding of livestock, animals that in turn eat large amounts of feed grain. It is a form ...

  7. Going against the grain

    Posted Apr 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... the cost of livestock farming, contributing to higher meat prices. Food price increases accounted for 85 per cent of consumer inflation in 2007.' To address public fears, Mr Wen recently ...



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