News from the Guardian:
"Food prices hit record high: UN food price index up 3.4% from December, the highest level since the organisation started measuring food prices in 1990"
Also interesting, same source:
"Science in the kitchen: We need to know the science behind rubbery eggs and wind-inducing beans, says US food writer Harold McGee. It'll make us better cooks."
-- McGee is one of my favorites, and this is a great overview of his life & work.