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Cost of food 'not going to stop' rising, warns UK chief scientist

January 4, 2013

This trend may also apply to us on this side of the Atlantic. Start planning for it.

"In a new blow to families struggling to pay their grocery bills, Prof Sir John Beddington said the cost of food was “not going to stop” rising in the foreseeable future.

During a radio discussion about food prices, he said much of world’s agriculture was dependent on stable weather patterns, which have undergone “major changes” in recent years.

This, he warned, meant that food supplies were “extremely fragile” and that reserves were subjected to extremes in conditions caused by climate change.

With food inflation currently hovering at around five per cent, Sir John warned that as the world’s population grew, and the fight against poverty became more successful, the volatility of prices would only get “worse”. "

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/foodanddrink/foodanddrinknews/9776144/Cost-of...

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