, Volume 4, Issue 4, pp 473-475
Date: 25 Oct 2012

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I am very pleased to announce that, from next year, Food Security will become a bimonthly journal with issues published in February, April, June, August, October and December. I am extremely grateful to all authors who have submitted manuscripts and to reviewers for their painstaking work which has allowed both this expansion of the journal and to its being awarded an impact factor of 1.97 during the summer.

This December 2012 issue consists of 13 original papers, one conference report and four book reviews. The first paper is another in the “Crops that feed the world” series and is concerned with potato, which lies third after wheat and rice in global importance as a source of food. Paul Birch and his co-authors have produced a mine of information about the crop which is sure to become a classic reference.

Perhaps James Sumberg’s contribution takes its title from certain railway stations where the curve of the track leaves a substantial space between train and platform. Consequently, al