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Food: The New Gold

A look back at 2008 Washington Post coverage on the world's ongoing food crisis.

 
 

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Pakistanis in Quetta reach toward a truck loaded with sacks of wheat flour sold by the government at lower than market prices. A convergence of events has thrown world food supply and demand out of whack.


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