Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Asia's rising food costs bite deep

Rising food prices have hit Asia's poor so hard that many have taken to the streets in protest, but experts see few signs of respite from the growing problem. An array of factors, from rising food demand and high oil prices to global warming, could make high costs for essentials...

"The agency's figures show food prices globally soared nearly 40 percent in 2007, helping stoke protests in Burma, Pakistan, Indonesia and Malaysia."

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