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Food crisis payback for ‘20 years of mistakes’ – UN expert

Posted by Mai on May 3rd, 2008

The Manila Times Internet Edition
Food crisis payback for ‘20 years
of mistakes’ – UN expert

PARIS: The United Nations’ new top adviser on food blamed two decades of wrong-headed policies by world powers for the food crisis sweeping the globe.

In a stinging interview published on his first day in office, Frenchman Olivier de Schutter, a law professor and human rights campaigner, told Le Monde newspaper that the international community was “unforgivable” for its failure to anticipate the riots sparked last month by soaring food prices.

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