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Food should not be subject to speculation for profit, Pope says

Catholic World News - October 17, 2011

In a message for World Food Day, Pope Benedict XVI calls particular attention to the famine in the Horn of Africa, and renews his call for policies that will ensure "that every person--today, and not tomorrow--has access to the food they need."

The Pope writes that the proper allocation of food requires "a necessary moderation of behavior and consumption." He adds that food cannot be seen as just another commodity, "subject to speculation," but must be distributed with "the feeling of compassion and humanity toward others, accompanied the duty of solidarity and the realization of justice."

The Pope's message is addressed to Jacques Diouf, the secretary-general of the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization.

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