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Don't put your money where your mouth is

By Andy Davis   December 2012

For those prepared to put aside considerations of waistline and wallet in order to enjoy Christmas dining to the full, we should raise a special toast. Not only is their resolve to indulge a welcome change from the caution and anxiety that has gripped the British consumer for so long, but they’re doing so at the end of a year when global food prices have climbed, often to multi-year highs.

Food prices have been increasing for much of 2012 and in the coming decades this will be spurred on by a rapidly rising world population, many of whom will be…

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