Al Jazeera World - Egypt on the breadline

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"Bread, freedom and social justice" was one of the slogans chanted by thousands on the streets of Cairo in 2011, part of the revolution that triggered the downfall of President Hosni Mubarak. Bread is a matter of life and death in Egypt. It's a recognised staple in the diets of most Egyptians and its demand and supply has major social and political implications. With Egypt entering into foreign policy agreements which arguably favour other countries but not ordinary Egyptians, plus new laws subsidising wheat production and its sale, how is Egypt's wheat problem likely to play out for those most affected by it?

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