UN Calls Meeting on Food Price Concerns

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(BBC – Business) ~ UN calls meeting on food price concerns

The United Nations’ food agency has called a special meeting of policy makers to discuss the recent rise in global food prices.

The announcement came after Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin extended the country’s ban on grain exports on Thursday.

This added to fears that prices of food staples would continue to rise.

The meeting will take place on 24 September, probably in Rome, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization said.

“There are other issues at play there – which is not uncommon in poorer countries,” Mr Abbassian told BBC World News.

“Even a small increase in the price of food, which is so important to them… can spark a problem.

“Food prices, and wheat in particular, are so important for food security and even the political stability of countries.”

Read more: http://contributors.blogsome.com/2010/09/04/un-calls-meeting-on-food-price-concerns/#ixzz0ycjQy23E

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