Presidential Pariahs Overshadow Food Summit

Amid a sharp rise in global food prices, world leaders gathered under tight security in Rome for the opening of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization's (FAO) summit on food security and supplies. Heads of state from 44 nations are attending, including the controversial president of Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe, and Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. The dramatic rise in the basic cost of food – some 53 percent in the first four months of this year – has created riots in poorer...Full Story
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