Food imports 'to top $1 trillion'

The amount of money being spent globally on importing food is set to top $1 trillion (528bn) in 2008, an influential report estimates.
Soaring food prices are the cause of the huge bill - likely to be up 26% on the 2007 total - said the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

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Who needs imports and why do we need imports?

Here in Canada we can grow everything we need to feed ourselves. My emphasis is on "need".

But, we have become spoiled "pussies", and "think" we need all these foreign, exotic foods.
We don't!