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15 June 2011

Food prices affect eating

People across the world are changing their eating habits because of the rising cost of food, with 69% of South Africans changing their diet because of food prices, a survey shows.

People across the world are changing their eating habits because of the rising cost of food, according to a survey of 17 countries carried out by Oxfam.

But Western countries have also been affected with 55% of people in the United States saying they were no longer eating the same foods as two years ago, and 31% of Americans said it was because of higher prices.

 
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