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How do you save on food?

Filed by KOSU News in Public Insight Network.
September 7, 2012

Dry stalks of corn, ravaged by drought, stand in a failed corn field on August 24, 2012 near Colby, Kansas. (Photo by John Moore | Getty Images)

Dry stalks of corn, ravaged by drought, stand in a failed corn field on Aug. 24 near Colby, Kan. (Photo by John Moore | Getty Images)

A summer of excessive heat and drought around the world has led food prices toward a late-summer spike and has caused a leading global humanitarian group to warn of higher food costs in years to come.

The 2012 drought is affecting nearly 80 percent of the United States’ agricultural land, and consumers will feel the effects in the coming months — most visibly in the prices of foods that contain corn and other grains.

So we wondered, given all that, how people are changing the way they think about and purchase food.

>> Tell us how you save on the cost of food — or how you might start saving in the coming months. Share your story here.

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