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Recession Increases Global Food Insecurity

Reading Time: 2 minutes The global economic downturn has compounded the food crisis, pushing more people over the brink of hunger and threatening stability around the world, the head of the United Nations’ food relief agency said March 3. Food supplies are tight and expensive, and more people in poor countries are unable to afford what they need because […] Read more

Wheat Board eyes bigger exports

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Canadian Wheat Board expects to export about 14 per cent more grain in the year ending July 31, 2009, than initially forecast because of a better-than-expected harvest, its chief operating officer said October 23. The global financial crisis has pressured grain prices as funds and other investors bailed out of commodities, but, overall, world […] Read more