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Signs of a global food crisis

Throughout the world, countries are grappling with higher food and commodity prices as demand continues to grow.



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Jan. 7, 2011

Youths face off with police in the Belcourt district of Algiers. Algerian police deployed heavily outside mosques amid fears that new riots over rising food prices and chronic unemployment could break out after prayers. Youths in the North African nation rioted for days after sudden price hikes for staples including sugar, flour and oil.

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Article | World financial leaders gathering in Paris this weekend have put the recent rise in food prices high on their agenda, examining whether new trading rules or better regulation of commodity markets might help avoid sharp runups in the cost of wheat, sugar and other staples.

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