High-priced food threat to poorest countries

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High-priced food threat to poorest countries

Post  Lsweet1 on Wed Apr 16, 2008 6:44 pm

The head of the International Monetary Fund warned that if food prices remain high, there will be dire consequences for people in many developing countries, especially in Africa. Dominique Strauss-Kahn said the problem also could create trade imbalances that would affect major advanced economies, "so it is not only a humanitarian question." Governments in Haiti Egypt and the Philippines, among others, already face social unrest because of rising food prices and shortages. If the price spike continues, Strauss-Kahn said, "Thousands, hundreds of thousands of people will be starving. Children will be suffering from malnutrition, with consequences for all their lives." We are blessed in this country. People take food for granted. Lots of food gets thrown away. Especially at these restaurants. They could ship food over to the hungry people instead of wasting it. It is always someone hungry somewhere. Crying or Very sad

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