Surplus food, not to eat

Published on 29 March 2011

Accounting for more than a 40 per cent share in the consumer price index, the higher food prices have driven the overall inflation for quite some time to the detriment of the people despite a tight monetary policy.(..)Later in a statement issued from Islamabad, WFP director, Pakistan, Wolfgang Herbinger, clarified that in his press briefing in Geneva “although I sought to explain the many factors causing the food price rise, my statements unfortunately did not do full justice to the many efforts by the government to ensure food security. Please accept my sincerest apologies.”

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