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The cost of food: Your experiences

Sixty percent of people in 26 countries say higher food prices have affected them "a great deal", according to a BBC World Service global study.

The BBC News website has returned to families around the world to see if their shopping list and their eating habits have changed with the global increase in food prices. Here are two of their stories

See more of the families' shopping lists


Sheila Mbiru

Sheila Mbiru works as a research scientist and lives 15km from Nairobi, Kenya, at the Ridgeways Estate.


Joanne Classick

Joanne Classick lives in Middlesex in the UK, she describes us how she now shops around for bargains

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