Investors buy into agricultural land for inflation protection

Protein push

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An International Monetary Fund (IMF) paper, Rising prices on the menu: Higher food prices may be here to stay (www.imf.org/
external/pubs/ft/fandd/2011/03/pdf/helbling.pdf), published in March, found that the burgeoning growth of the middle classes in countries such as India and China is having a significant impact on the price of food.

“Perhaps the most important explanation for the trend increase in food prices is that consumers in emerging and developing economies are becoming richer and chang