Monday, April 14, 2008

Stop Burning Food!

World Bank president calls for action as food prices cause rioting

The president of the World Bank has called for immediate action to deal with rapidly rising food prices that have caused hunger and deadly violence and threatened the economic stability of the world's poorest countries.

A doubling of food prices over the last two years was potentially pushing 100 million people deeper into long-term poverty, said Robert Zoellick.

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