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Fuel prices and climate change may create Pacific food supply issues | Pacific Beat

Fuel prices and climate change may create Pacific food supply issues

Fuel prices and climate change may create Pacific food supply issues

Updated 30 November 2012, 12:03 AEDT

This week's news that shipping issues left a boarding school in the Federated States of Micronesia without food has pushed food security back into the spotlight.

The story served as a healthy reminder of how distance and isolation leaves the systems of many Pacific islands open to shock or collapse.

So how can the region cope?

Presenter: Geraldine Coutts

Speaker: Mark Howden, Chief Research Scientist, CSIRO Ecosystem Sciences, Canberra

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