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Sep 24, 2010

FAO Meets To Discuss High Food Prices & Russia's Ban on Wheat Exports

On 24 September 2010, AP reported on a special meeting of the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) held to discuss the rising price of food related to the recent Russian ban on grain exports.
According to Gregory Barrow of the U.N. World Food Programs, "[what we have seen over the past few weeks is a period of volatility driven partly by the announcement from Russia of an export ban on grain food until next year."
Russia's ban on grain exports is due to wheat shortfall due to drought and hot weather.  Russia is one of the world's largest wheat exporters.

For more see: "UN meeting on food prices seeks transparency," AP, 24 September 2010.

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