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UN talks to focus on food prices, land-grabbing

Global food price volatility will be the focus of World Food Day celebrations in Rome on Monday which will also address the issue of massive farmland purchases by rich countries in the developing world. The UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) talks coincide with a meeting of the Committee on…

Food prices fall sharply in September: UN food agency

Global food prices fell sharply last month as production increased in key crop producing regions, but economic turmoil is expected to hit the poor in developing countries, the UN food agency said on Thursday. The Rome-based Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) said its monthly food price index fell by two…