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The food crisis isn't over

Nature volume 456, page 701 (11 December 2008) | Download Citation


Although the credit crunch has lowered the price of food, a global recession now raises the hunger pains of the most vulnerable. The stage is set for the next international food crisis, says Joachim von Braun.

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  1. Joachim von Braun is the director general of the International Food Policy Research Institute in Washington DC.

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