Food is the big international story but the effect is felt at home when you order a pizza.
Pity the Pizza, in a Land of Nuggets The nation’s largest pizza chains are being hammered by sluggish sales and runaway ingredient costs. It’s a bad time to be in a business where two of the main ingredients are cheese and dough. Dairy and wheat prices have skyrocketed in the last year.::New York Times
Soaring food prices now top threat, IMF says he global food crisis has pushed aside fears of a recession and mounting banking woes as top priority for the world's economic leaders. Ministers representing 185 countries agreed on the weekend that soaring food prices threaten global calamity and pledged to co-operate on a solution to save the world's poorest people from starvation. ::Globe and Mail
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