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Industry, lawmakers weigh methods to curb food inflation

Foodservice industry officials and lawmakers are exploring ways to put the brakes on runaway food inflation as commodity costs continue to surge upwards.

However, shaping public policy that would address escalating costs is likely to be difficult given the extreme complexity of the problem, especially in an election year.

Experts point to a tangle of macroeconomic trends that are driving commodity costs skyward, including heightened buying power in China and India, soaring global

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