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Apr 20, 2012

World Bank: High Food Prices Hindering U.N. Millennium Development Goals Set For 2015

On 20 April 2012 The Guardian reported that the World Bank's Global Monitoring Report has concluded that high food prices are hindering the achievement of millennium development goals (MDGs).  These have targets that must be met by 2015.  Volatile food prices are eroding gains made towards reducing poverty, and achieving health and education.  Justin Yifu Lin, the Bank's chief economist noted that high food prices demonstrated that "nutrition has been one of the forgotten MDGs."

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CEO and Curator (The Food Museum) | Managing Director and Chief Editor (GR2 Global LLC) | Educator (UCLA PhD) | Researching and writing on global food issues, nutrition and health, sustainability, history (preservation), conservation (natural resources), and design.
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