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Lone_Star_Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-29-08 10:33 AM
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U.N. and World Bank say to tackle food crisis
Source: Reuters

BERNE (Reuters) - U.N. agencies and the World Bank pledged on Tuesday to set up a task force to tackle an unprecedented rise in global food prices that is threatening to spread social unrest.

The international bodies called on countries not to restrict exports of food to secure supplies at home, warning that could make the problem worse.

"We consider that the dramatic escalation in food prices worldwide has evolved into an unprecedented challenge of global proportions," the United Nations said in a statement.

This had become a crisis for the world's most vulnerable people, including the urban poor, it said after a meeting of 27 international agency heads in the Swiss capital, Berne, to chart a solution to food price rises that have caused hunger, riots and hoarding in poor countries.

Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUSL29719071200...
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acmavm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-29-08 12:54 PM
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1. Well, I suggest they take futures traders out and line 'em against
a wall for starters.
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