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IRIN Examines Global Food Situation For 2013

IRIN — with the help of food experts, the most recent reports from [the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)] and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) — reflects on the global food situation in 2012 and the outlook for 2013,” the news service reports. The article includes comments from representatives of FAO, the Overseas Development Institute and Cornell University. “The experts agree that a global food price shock was averted in 2012,” IRIN writes and examines how price fluctuations of cereals and grains could affect the market in 2013 (1/16).