Nation likely to have a new food law to achieve self-sufficiency.

By bne IntelliNews November 22, 2012
Indonesia has drafted a new food law to accelerate its self-sufficiency efforts by creating a new "super body", resulting in more control on imports and exports of staples, delaying overseas investment and increasing prices. As reported by Reuters News, Achmad Suryana, the head of the Food Security Agency at the agriculture ministry, stated that the new food law is expected to prioritize getting food supplies from domestic sources. The nation finds it difficult to meet the high demand from 240mn citizens; it is globally the top importer of sugar and Asia's largest importer of wheat.

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