Thursday, March 13, 2008

Shopping list

"The Abdulwahab family lives in Imbaba, a poor area of Cairo. Egypt is the world's largest importer of wheat, so they have been hit hard by international prices rises.

Aza Hedar (on the right of the photo wearing a blue scarf), says that instead of three meals a day, the family now eats just two.

"We never thought it would reach this level. The prices of some foods have doubled since the end of last year. One Egyptian pound used to feed the whole household now five Egyptian pounds barely covers it.""

Six families around the world share their shopping list and tell the BBC how the global rise in food prices has affected their eating habits. We will return to the families in the months ahead to see if prices have changed. (Thanks Karin)

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