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Russians to attend special meeting on food prices

Russians to attend special meeting on food prices

U.N. food agency officials say Russian grain company executives will be among international experts attending a special meeting prompted by global worries about rising food prices caused in part by Moscow's ban on wheat exports.
The Food and Agriculture Organization is hosting the one-day session Friday at its Rome headquarters.
The meeting was arranged after member countries expressed concern about high prices and volatile cereal markets.
Riots recently erupted in Mozambique over high food prices. But U.N. officials have been stressing that the current situation is nowhere near the emergency crisis in 2007-2008, when high fuel costs helped drive up food prices, sparking violence and unrest in several countries.
A very hot, dry summer caused a wheat harvest shortfall in Russia, leading to its export ban. Russia is one of the world's largest wheat exporters.


Updated : 2021-10-24 14:25 GMT+08:00