Friday, 11 February 2011

Why food prices have skyrocketed.



Answer the questions:

1. Why did the US Secretary of Agriculture mention Russia and Ucraine?
2. What have the emerging middle classes in China and in other countries got to do with high food prices?
3. Why were biofuels, such as ethanol, mentioned?
4. Does Tom Vilsack agree that there is a food crisis? If so, what does the think should be done?
5. What do you think? Was Mr.Vilsack correct when he said, "corn-based ethanol didn't cause record food prices, weather and trade policies did"?
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