Nearly half of UK respondents (46%) to a new global survey said that their diet had changed in the last two years, with 41% blaming the rising price of food. The survey by Oxfam, which included the results of an independent poll conducted in 17 countries and featuring over 16,000 people, found that the cost of food was a worldwide concern with two thirds of respondents globally saying that it is one of their top food concerns. More than half of the people questioned globally (54%) said they were not eating the same food they did two years ago, with two fifths of those saying it was because food was becoming more expensive. The research also found that health and nutrition was the second biggest worry worldwide, with 43% of people listing it as one of their main concerns. In the US almost half of people who had changed their diet cited health reasons with a third blaming the price of food.