UN Calls for Action on Food Prices - Oxfam Reaction

4th Sep 2012

Responding to the statement from World Food Programme, International Fund for Agricultural Development and Food and Agriculture Organisation today which calls for urgent political action to avert a fourth food price crisis in less then five years, Oxfam's Grow Campaign Spokesperson, Colin Roche said:

"Political leaders must heed the warning of food agencies, stop dragging their feet and convene an emergency meeting of the Rapid Response Forum to prevent the threatened food price crisis becoming a reality. Only the powerful G20 leaders have the political muscle to tackle the multiple problems - from speculation and bad biofuels policies to greenhouse gas emissions and lack of investment in agriculture -  which are driving this crisis and making a future crisis all the more likely."

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