Zoellick urges action on rise in food costs

Robert Zoellick, the president of the World Bank, has called on governments to act on surging food prices now.

"It is critical that governments confirm their commitments [to provide the United Nations's World Food Program with $500m by 1 May] as soon as possible," Zoellick said on Sunday.

"Based on a very rough analysis, we estimate that a doubling of food prices over the last three years could potentially push 100m people in low-income countries deeper into poverty," Zoellick said. "This is

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