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Ambassador warns of worsening food crisis

Catholic World News - January 14, 2011

Australia’s ambassador to the Holy See, warned of a worsening world food crisis in a January 13 interview with Vatican Radio. Record food prices have led to riots in several nations.

“Deep poverty engendered by the shortage of food in so many parts of the world today, which looks like its getting a whole lot worse, will represent a threat to religious freedom, to economic well-being, to political stability in the world, to peace in the world,” said Timothy Fischer.

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  • Posted by: TheJournalist64 - Jan. 14, 2011 7:41 PM ET USA

    The US could do a lot to mitigate this by stopping the absurd business of mandating ethanol in gasoline and any other fuels. This is one of the factors that has led to a soaring grain price, which has an impact on all other food staples.

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