Tag Archives: food prices

Flooded Thai rice delivers wake-up call to G20

The potentially powerful Committee on World Food Security has failed to follow up recommendations on measures to control escalating world food prices. If the Committee had gathered in Bangkok, it might have reached a different conclusion.

Global poverty at mercy of corn harvest

“If we have any kind of weather problem in the northern hemisphere, we don’t have enough corn.” This was the alarming verdict of Alberto Weisser, chief executive of Bunge, during last Thursday’s presentation of the first quarter results for the US agribusiness and food multinational.

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