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It is Spring in the southern hemisphere and like most home food gardeners, I have been busy sowing and planting the summer crops. The news that the United Nation's Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) has called an emergency meeting to discuss another looming food crisis has given a certain edge to what is usually a peacful and satisfying pastime. Once again, global food prices are soaring, with wheat, oil-seed, sugar and meat all at unprecedented premiums. Riots, that resulted in the deaths of seven people and scores of injured others, broke out in neighbouring Mozambique this week as the government tried to hike up bread prices by 30%.
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Here you will find a useful paper, "Foodshed Analysis and its relevance to Sustainability" by CJ Peters et al 2008