UN Sees More People Going Hungry in Philippines as Rice Prices Soar

May 1, 2008 • News

Thanks to Fred Meyerson for this article. I anticipate we will see growing reports of starvation around the world as a result of population growth combined with the diversion of food grains into biofuel production.

A UN aid official warned Friday that the Philippines may end up having to feed people to save them going hungry as the market price of rice soars out of reach of ordinary households.

With prices of rice and wheat spiking in recent months, World Food Programme country director Valerie Guarnieri told AFP, “I think there’s a possibility that the government would have to feed more people because of rising prices.”

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