Food Policy

UN Food Agencies Urge Response to Rising World Food Prices

Warn of crisis

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The three U.N. food agencies have issued a joint appeal calling for a swift, global response to curb rising prices of corn, wheat and soybean, to avoid a major crisis.

The heads of the World Food Program, Food and Agriculture Organization and International Fund for Agriculture Development warned in a statement Tuesday that the sharp rise in food prices in recent months threatens to make life even more difficult for tens of millions of people.