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New Zealand food prices up 8.2 pct WELLINGTON, July 15 (Xinhua) -- Food prices in New Zealand were at their highest level in 18 years with the average cost of food rose by 8.2 percent over the last year, Statistics New Zealand said on Tuesday.
By Marv Balousek, The Wisconsin State Journal Jul. 12--Corn oil and flour prices led the way to a 4.3 percent hike in retail food prices during the second quarter of 2008, according to the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation's Market Basket Survey.
By Marv Balousek, The Wisconsin State Journal Jul. 11--Corn oil and flour prices led the way to a 4.3 percent hike in retail food prices during the second quarter of 2008, according to the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation's Market Basket Survey.
Philippine intelligence agency deployed for fear of prices crisis MANILA, July 11 (Xinhua) -- Amid warnings of possible civil unrest over soaring food and fuel prices, the Philippine government has included a military intelligence service in a superbody that would implement preventive measures to address the crisis, reports said on Friday.
By Rosen, Fred Food is the first thing; morals follow on.
ROME - Even with bigger crops, soaring food prices that have sparked unrest across the globe are likely to persist, threatening millions of people worldwide, a U.N. agency said Friday.
STREET vendors selling fruit and vegetables should get priority over fast food stands for pitches in towns and cities to encourage people to eat their five-a-day portions, the Government says.
COOKING with Prudence. Not the title of the latest recipe book to hit the shelves but the message yesterday from Gordon Brown to Britons, each of whom wastes on average GBP420 worth of food each year. That creates an annual food mountain weighing 4.1m tonnes.
The Group of Eight nations Tuesday urged that food export restrictions be removed and open and efficient agricultural and foot markets be supported.
By DOMINIC LAWSON Yes, I too was one of those told as a child to "think of the starving people in India" and eat up all the food left on my plate. Any retort on my part, such as that the starving people in India were welcome to it, was not always appreciated.
- A serpent whose bite was fabled to produce intense thirst.