The New Face Of Hunger: UN Cuts School Children's Meals

By Jeremy Lovell in London

A "SILENT tsunami" unleashed by costlier food is threatening 100 million people, the United Nations has warned, revealing that its World Food Program has begun cutting the provision of school meals to some of the world's poorest children as the global food-price crisis worsens.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article19791.htm



Food price rises are "mass murder"-UN envoy

Global food price rises are leading to "silent mass murder" and commodities markets have brought "horror" to the world, the United Nations' food envoy told an Austrian newspaper on Sunday.

http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L20698300.htm



The new face of hunger

Last year wheat prices rose 77% and rice 16% (see chart 1). These were some of the sharpest rises in food prices ever. But this year the speed of change has accelerated.

http://www.economist.com/displayStory.cfm?story_ID=11049284



Americans hoard food as industry seeks regs

Farmers and food executives appealed fruitlessly to federal officials yesterday for regulatory steps to limit speculative buying that is helping to drive food prices higher. Meanwhile, some Americans are stocking up on staples such as rice, flour and oil in anticipation of high prices and shortages spreading from overseas.

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