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17 June 2011

UN warns of another food crisis

The world could see a repeat of the 2008 price crisis that spawned deadly riots on three continents, the UN's top food security expert warned.

The world could see a repeat of the 2008 price crisis that spawned deadly riots on three continents, the UN's top food security expert warned.

At the meeting, French President Nicolas Sarkozy called on the world's 20 rich industrial nations and major emerging markets to contain farm price volatility sparked by commodity speculators.

 
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