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Global Food Prices on the Rise

Global prices for meats, dairy products and cereals resumed rising last month, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization reported.  With the rise brings concerns that developing countries may face food shortages.  Oxfam, a nonprofit international aid group, called on governments to set limits to the price rises for food. The Oxfam report said that foreign investors have invested heavily in recent years to acquire agricultural land in developing countries with serious hunger problems, but that most of the investors plan to use the land to grow exclusively for export, not for domestic sale.  This is a serious ethical issue involving the abuse and misuse of developing countries.  I think it is ethically wrong to use developing countries land to grow food only for exportation.  The food being grown in developing countries should be available for them to purchase at a discount price.


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