Food price rises pushing millions into extreme poverty, World Bank warns

Guardian: A Kenyan farmer bags dried up maize sprouts from her planted field. The World Bank says the cost of maize has returned to levels last seen in the 2008 price boom. Photograph: Tony Karumba/AFP/Getty Images Food-producing countries must relax export controls and divert production away from biofuels to prevent millions more people being driven into poverty by higher food prices, the head of the World Bank, Robert Zoellick, said on Thursday in Washington. Without action to increase the supply of......

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