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UN calls meeting over fears of a looming food crisis

Fears of a looming food crisis have prompted the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation to stage an emergency meeting in Rome on Friday.

It follows a Russian ban on wheat exports after much of this year's crop was destroyed in droughts and wildfires.

In America wheat farmers have been enjoying bumper crops - however this is no guarantee that world food prices will come down.

Jeremy Cooke reports.

  • 23 Sep 2010