Africa: Subsidies and GM crops back on food policy menu

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Food has become expensive and seems set to stay that way, so growing more of it has become both a necessity and an attractive investment.

But the trend has also put contentious issues like agricultural subsidies and genetically modified (GM) crops on the menu once again.

IRIN talked to some of the leading food security experts on the emerging issues highlighted in, among other new reports, the 2012 Global Food Policy Report by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).

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