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In Brief 20/2011: Financial Speculation Increases Hunger

This report aims to assess why financial speculation increases hunger. According to Welthungerhilfe, financial speculation drives food prices and this leads to increased hunger and poverty, especially in developing countries. 

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The Food Price Index of the Food and Agricultural Organization FAO is currently at 236 points – this is the highest value since the introduction of the index. The fundamental factors are the growing demand for (animal-based) food and energy crops as well as increasing mineral oil prices. Learn more about why financial speculation increases food prices and promotes hunger and poverty

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English

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2011

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Deutsche Welthungerhilfe e. V., Sparkasse KölnBonn IBAN DE15 3705 0198 0000 0011 15, BIC COLSDE33
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