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Global issues

The food price spike of 2008 was a warning of what is to come

A convergence of factors has made food security one of the most important global issues. An increasing population wants a more varied diet, but is trying to grow more food on less land with limited access to water, all the time facing increased costs for fertiliser, and fuel for storage and transport.

Video: Dr Giles Oldroyd describes global food issues

Duration: 0:00:55 - Video transcript