WASHINGTON (FNS) -- The Consumer Price Index for food and beverages rose 0.1% in April, after a 0.2% drop in March, according to Labor Department statistics released in mid-May. Over the year, the CPI for food and beverages is up 2.3%. "We've had no inflation to speak of for so long, but the fact that energy prices have gone up has given a lot of people a protective coloration," said Maureen Allyn, chief economist at Sudder Kemper Investments. "People and companies think 'the gas pump ...

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